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Jun 30, 1992
| ISBN 9780679413240
Mar 18, 2015
| ISBN 9780375712821
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Jun 30, 1992 | ISBN 9780679413240
Mar 18, 2015 | ISBN 9780375712821
Memoirs of a Nun, which began as a joke and grew into a masterpiece, was one of the loudest salvos fired in the continuing battles between the clergy and the intelligentsia which defined so much of eighteenth-century French history. Diderot’s story of a novice held in a convent against her will and forced to undergo curious spiritual and sexual trials displays all the brilliance, icy wit, and worldliness of the Enlightenment at its best.
Denis Diderot was born at Langres in eastern France in 1713, the son of a master cutler. He was originally destined for the Church but rebelled and persuaded his father to allow him to complete his education in Paris, where… More about Denis Diderot
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