The Resource Black Narcissus : A Novel, Rumer Godden, (electronic resource)

Black Narcissus : A Novel, Rumer Godden, (electronic resource)

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Black Narcissus : A Novel
Title
Black Narcissus
Title remainder
A Novel
Statement of responsibility
Rumer Godden
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Language
eng
Summary
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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823/.912
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LC call number
PR6013.O2
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fiction
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adult
Black Narcissus : A Novel, Rumer Godden, (electronic resource)
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Black Narcissus : A Novel, Rumer Godden, (electronic resource)
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1 online resource (258 pages)
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9781504040341
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9781504040341
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