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The Nun

The Nun

by Denis Diderot, Russell Goulbourne

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199555246
Pages: 240
Format: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
File size: 6 Mb
Date posting: 2020-09-21
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Diderot's The Nun (La Religieuse) is the seemingly true story of a young girl forced by her parents to enter a convent and take holy orders. A novel mingling mysticism, madness, sadistic cruelty and nascent sexuality, it gives a scathing insight into the effects of forced vocations and the unnatural life of the convent. A succès de scandale at the end of the eighteenth century, it has attracted and unsettled readers ever since. For Diderot's novel is not simply a story of a young girl with a bad habit; it is also a powerfully emblematic fable about oppression and intolerance. This new translation includes Diderot's all-important prefatory material, ...