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    The Nun
    by Denis Diderot, Russell Goulbourne

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    • Format: paperback, 189 pages
    • Release date: July 28, 2005
    • Language: english
    • Genres: classics, fiction, france, religion, literature, philosophy, novels, school
    • Author: Denis Diderot, Russell Goulbourne
    • Places: France
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
    • Characters: Suzanne Simonin, Mother de Moni, Sister Sainte-Christine, Monsieur Manouri, Sister Ursule
    • ISBN: 9780192804303 (0192804308)

    About The Book

    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, which he placed, disconcertingly, at the end of the novel, and which turns what otherwise seems like an exercise in realism into what is now regarded as a masterpiece of proto-modernist fiction.

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