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Black Narcissus

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Five nuns confront nature—physical and human—in a remote Himalayan convent in this bestselling novel that "bears comparison with A Passage to India" (Arthur Koestler).

Under the guidance of Sister Clodagh, the youngest Mother Superior in the history of their order, five European Sisters of the Servants of Mary leave their monastery in Darjeeling, India, and make their way to remote Mopu in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains. There, in the opulent, abandoned palace where an Indian general housed his harem, the holy sisters hope to establish a school and a health clinic. Their aim is to help combat superstition, ignorance, and disease among the mistrusting natives in the village below, and to silence the doubts of their royal benefactor's agent, the hard-drinking and somewhat disreputable Mr. Dean.

But all too soon, the isolation, the ghosts and lurid history, and the literally breathtaking beauty of this high, lonely place in the Asian mountains begin to take a serious toll on Sister Clodagh and her fellow nuns. And their burdens may prove too heavy to bear, exposing a vulnerable humanity that threatens to undermine the best intentions of the purest hearts.

The basis for the Golden Globe and Academy Award–winning motion picture starring Deborah Kerr, Black Narcissus has been universally praised for its poignancy, passion, and rich evocation of a time and place. An intensely human story of devotion, faith, and madness, this beloved novel by the New York Times–bestselling author of In This House of Brede stands among the finest fiction written in the twentieth century.

This ebook features and illustrated biography of the author including rare images from the Rumer Godden Literary Estate.


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Publisher: Open Road Media

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  • Release date: December 13, 2016

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  • ISBN: 9781504040341
  • File size: 2493 KB
  • Release date: December 13, 2016

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  • ISBN: 9781504040341
  • File size: 2493 KB
  • Release date: December 13, 2016

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English

Five nuns confront nature—physical and human—in a remote Himalayan convent in this bestselling novel that "bears comparison with A Passage to India" (Arthur Koestler).

Under the guidance of Sister Clodagh, the youngest Mother Superior in the history of their order, five European Sisters of the Servants of Mary leave their monastery in Darjeeling, India, and make their way to remote Mopu in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains. There, in the opulent, abandoned palace where an Indian general housed his harem, the holy sisters hope to establish a school and a health clinic. Their aim is to help combat superstition, ignorance, and disease among the mistrusting natives in the village below, and to silence the doubts of their royal benefactor's agent, the hard-drinking and somewhat disreputable Mr. Dean.

But all too soon, the isolation, the ghosts and lurid history, and the literally breathtaking beauty of this high, lonely place in the Asian mountains begin to take a serious toll on Sister Clodagh and her fellow nuns. And their burdens may prove too heavy to bear, exposing a vulnerable humanity that threatens to undermine the best intentions of the purest hearts.

The basis for the Golden Globe and Academy Award–winning motion picture starring Deborah Kerr, Black Narcissus has been universally praised for its poignancy, passion, and rich evocation of a time and place. An intensely human story of devotion, faith, and madness, this beloved novel by the New York Times–bestselling author of In This House of Brede stands among the finest fiction written in the twentieth century.

This ebook features and illustrated biography of the author including rare images from the Rumer Godden Literary Estate.


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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Open Road Media

    Kindle Book
    Release date: December 13, 2016

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781504040341
    File size: 2493 KB
    Release date: December 13, 2016

    EPUB ebook
    ISBN: 9781504040341
    File size: 2493 KB
    Release date: December 13, 2016

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  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB ebook
  • Languages
    English