The Nun (Oxford World's Classics)

The Nun (Oxford World's Classics)

Denis Diderot


Diderot's The Nun (La Religieuse) is the possible precise tale of a tender woman compelled by way of her mom and dad to go into a convent and take holy orders. a singular mingling mysticism, insanity, sadistic cruelty and nascent sexuality, it offers a scathing perception into the consequences of compelled vocations and the unnatural lifetime of the convent. A succès de scandale on the finish of the eighteenth century, it has attracted and unsettled readers ever due to the fact that. For Diderot's novel isn't easily a narrative of a tender lady with a nasty behavior; it's also a powerfully emblematic delusion approximately oppression and intolerance.

This new translation contains Diderot's all-important prefatory fabric, which he put, disconcertingly, on the finish of the radical, and which turns what in a different way feels like an workout in realism into what's now considered as a masterpiece of proto-modernist fiction.

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