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How do you create a community? How can we work together? How do we stay true to our ideals? For almost fifteen centuries this extraordinary book has provided guidance.

'Idleness is the enemy of the soul'
Saint Benedict's advice to monks - on everything from correct posture to the value of silence - has offered spiritual guidance to many for fifteen centuries.
One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780241251720

    May 2, 2016

    Penguin Classics

    128 pages

    RRP $5.99

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  • The Rule Of Benedict
    Anon

    EBook

    9780241251737

    March 3, 2016

    Penguin eBooks

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