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Nuns and Soldiers

by Iris Murdoch
Karen Armstrong

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Set in London and in the South of France, this brilliantly structured novel centers on two women: Gertrude Openshaw, bereft from the recent death of her husband, yet awakening to passion; and Anne Cavidge, who has returned in doubt from many years in a nunnery, only to encounter her personal Christ. A fascinating array of men and women hover in urgent orbit around them: the "Count," a lonely Pole obsessively reliving his émigré father's patriotic anguish; Tim Reede, a seedy yet appealing artist, and Daisy, his mistress; the manipulative Mrs. Mount; and many other magically drawn characters moving between desire and obligation, guilt and joy. This edition of Nuns and Soldiers includes a new introduction by renowned religious historian Karen Armstrong.


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Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Kindle Book

  • Release date: October 22, 2010

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781101494264
  • Release date: July 30, 2002

EPUB eBook

  • ISBN: 9781101494264
  • File size: 474 KB
  • Release date: July 30, 2002

PDF eBook

  • ISBN: 9781101494134
  • File size: 1361 KB
  • Release date: October 22, 2010

1 of 1 copy available

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Set in London and in the South of France, this brilliantly structured novel centers on two women: Gertrude Openshaw, bereft from the recent death of her husband, yet awakening to passion; and Anne Cavidge, who has returned in doubt from many years in a nunnery, only to encounter her personal Christ. A fascinating array of men and women hover in urgent orbit around them: the "Count," a lonely Pole obsessively reliving his émigré father's patriotic anguish; Tim Reede, a seedy yet appealing artist, and Daisy, his mistress; the manipulative Mrs. Mount; and many other magically drawn characters moving between desire and obligation, guilt and joy. This edition of Nuns and Soldiers includes a new introduction by renowned religious historian Karen Armstrong.


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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Penguin Publishing Group

    Kindle Book
    Release date: October 22, 2010

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781101494264
    Release date: July 30, 2002

    EPUB eBook
    ISBN: 9781101494264
    File size: 474 KB
    Release date: July 30, 2002

    PDF eBook
    ISBN: 9781101494134
    File size: 1361 KB
    Release date: October 22, 2010

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  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB eBook
    PDF eBook
  • Languages
    English