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Sister Philomene

Format: Hardback
Publisher: Vintage Publishing, London, United Kingdom
Imprint: Chatto & Windus
Published: 23rd Feb 1989
Dimensions: w 156mm h 234mm
Weight: 431g
ISBN-10: 0701132779
ISBN-13: 9780701132774
Barcode No: 9780701132774
Synopsis
This is the first English translation this century of the Goncort brothers' work "Sister Philomene", the study of a nun who finds herself falling in love with a young student doctor at a Paris hospital. The brothers Edmond (1822-1896) and Jules (1830-70) de Goncourt were among the leading literary figures of 19th century France. They began their careers as historians and art critics, but became known as the founders of the French realist movement, the roman documentaire. Their "Journals" and the novel "Germinie Lacerteux" have also been translated into English.

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