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The Nun - Denis Diderot, Russell Goulbourne
The Nun
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780192804303 (0192804308)
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages no: 189
Edition language: English
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4.0 The Nun
The Nun is a deeply pleasing attack on the institution of nunneries. Diderot was a strong anti-clericalism, but here while he does not attack Christianity at all his target is not so much Catholicism as the actual practice of sentencing young women for life to being nuns in a nunery. The first hal...
Calyre rated it
Mais le passé m'apprend ce que l'avenir me prépare.
Rowena's Reviews
Rowena's Reviews rated it
This is an interesting novella, written in the form of a letter, by a nun to someone she hopes will help her break the vows which she took by force.The young French girl, Suzanne, is a victim of circumstances, hated by her family through no fault of her own, and forced to enter a convent. She takes ...
Ah...it's pretty good? It doesn't get into the hot girl-on-girl action 'til like halfway through the book, and then it's super not hot. If you're looking for hot 18th-century girl on girl action, you gotta go with Fanny Hill. It's pleasant and enjoyable to read. I think one problem with The Nun ...
KuntuZangmo rated it
0.0 The Nun
The wicked librarian refused to lend it to me, so I had to ask my mother to borrow. Actually I wanted to read it because she mentioned some funny story about a nun who was caught with her priest lover and hurriedly put his underwear on her head instead of her veil. Of course there was no such story ...
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