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Published: 11 September 2008

240 Pages


ISBN: 9780199555246

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The Nun

Denis Diderot
Translated by Russell Goulbourne

Oxford World's Classics

  • The first major new translation of this classic novel for thirty years, Russell Goulbourne's edition is based on the latest scholarship and includes a comprehensive introduction and notes
  • Includes the all-important prefatory material, placed by Diderot at the end of the novel, and missing from recent translations
  • The lively introduction covers Diderot's career, his subversion of the conventions of novel-writing, the representation of lesbianism and film adaptations
  • The notes not only illuminate the novel but also eighteenth-century French society

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