Memoirs Of A Nun by Denis DiderotMemoirs Of A Nun by Denis Diderot

Memoirs Of A Nun

byDenis DiderotIntroduction byP. N. FurbankTranslated byFrancis Birrell

Hardcover | June 30, 1992

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Memoirs of a Nun, which began as a joke and grew into a masterpiece, was one of the loudest salvos fired in the continuing battles between the clergy and the intelligentsia which defined so much of eighteenth-century French history.  Diderot''s story of a novice held in a convent against her will and forced to undergo curious spiritual and sexual trials displays all the brilliance, icy wit, and worldliness of the Enlightenment at its best.

Denis Diderot was born at Langres in eastern France in 1713, the son of a master cutler. He was originally destined for the Church but rebelled and persuaded his father to allow him to complete his education in Paris, where he graduated in 1732. For ten years Diderot was nominally a law student, but actually led a precarious bohemian b...
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Title:Memoirs Of A NunFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:280 pages, 8.28 X 5.18 X 0.93 inShipping dimensions:280 pages, 8.28 X 5.18 X 0.93 inPublished:June 30, 1992Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0679413243

ISBN - 13:9780679413240

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