Nuns and Soldiers (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)

Nuns and Soldiers (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)

Iris Murdoch


Set in London and within the South of France, this brilliantly established novel facilities on girls: Gertrude Openshaw, bereft from the hot demise of her husband, but awakening to ardour; and Anne Cavidge, who has lower back unsure from decades in a nunnery, purely to come across her own Christ. a desirable array of fellows and ladies hover in pressing orbit round them: the "Count," a lonely Pole obsessively reliving his émigré father's patriotic soreness; Tim Reede, a seedy but beautiful artist, and Daisy, his mistress; the manipulative Mrs. Mount; and lots of different magically drawn characters relocating among wish and legal responsibility, guilt and pleasure. This version of Nuns and Soldiers incorporates a new advent through well known spiritual historian Karen Armstrong.

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