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ISBN-13: 978-0199555246
ISBN-10: 0199555249
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`Russell Goulbourne's wide-ranging introduction shows clearly how the work's past significance and it present meaning are linked: Goulbourne's excellent translation maintains the reader's involvement without sacrificing accuracy.' Times Literary Supplement

About the Author

Russell Goulbourne is a Lecturer in French a the Unviersity of Leeds.
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Product Details

  • Series: Oxford World's Classics
  • Paperback: 234 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (October 15, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199555249
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199555246
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 0.7 x 5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #790,055 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By sally tarbox on May 9, 2012
Format: Paperback
As the offspring of her mother's affair, Suzanne is ever aware that she is treated less favorably than her legitimate siblings. As soon as possible, her parents arrange for her to take the veil, (this being a cheap way to dispose of her), while her sisters receive dowries and can marry.
This novel follows Suzanne through her years as a nun- her attempts to refuse to take her vows; the pressure on her to conform and then the different personalities she encounters within the convent walls. From the deeply loving to the incredibly cruel; the melancholy, the jealousy, the madness and the lesbianism.
As Suzanne notes, she is unlike most nuns who are driven from the religious life by some unruly passion. 'I want to be free because my freedom was sacrificed against my will'.
Short (180 p) but gripping read.
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful By RosH on January 7, 2013
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I loved ths book so much I could not put it down, it was amazing story of the strength of a wonderful nun and the trials she went through with the church
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0 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Lisa on July 27, 2013
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This is a sad story and is actually difficult to figure out at the end. Quite frankly it is rather appalling and if this is based in fact, then it is beyond horrible. Not an uplifting story and a terrifying commentary on how a closed system can become monstrous for those who do not follow.
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0 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Joy2353 on December 26, 2012
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I got through the book, but it took some time. Just didn't grab my interest like I thought it would.
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