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La Religieuse by Denis Diderot
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Jul 23, 2011

really liked it

A great story with an awesome back story (Diderot originally wrote in in the form of letters from the fictitious nun in order to lure a friend back to Paris). Astonishing in the misfortunes besetting the nun and in the language, such as when her mother tells her to please stop empoisioning the mother's life and to go away. It becomes a little repetitive -- please can't something just go right for her for once? -- but it is wonderfully written.
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