Black Narcissus (Google eBook)

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Pan Macmillan, Jul 6, 2011 - Fiction - 224 pages
14 Reviews
In the days when it was the General’s ‘harem’ palace, ladies with their retinues and rich clothes could be seen walking on the high windy terraces. At night, music floated out over villages and gorges far into the early hours. Now the General’s son has bestowed it upon the disciplined Sisters of Mary. Beginning work in the orchards and opening a school and a dispensary for the mountain people, the small band of Sisters are depended for help on the English agent, Mr Dean. But his charm and insolent candour are disconcerting. When he says bluntly ‘This is no place for a nunnery’, it is as if he already knows their destiny . . . ‘Black Narcissus . . . bears comparison with A Passage to India ’ Arthur Koestler ‘A very remarkable novel indeed. One in a thousand’ Observer ‘The writing is lovely, subtle, gentle, humorous and apprehensive’ Hugh Walpole ‘A genius for storytelling’ Evening Standard
  

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User Review  - Achtung Englander - Goodreads

This is a wonderfully written book with seductive prose and a compelling story of sexual tension. The book adds depth further than the fantastic film adaptation by Powell and Pressburger. Colours ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jennifer - Goodreads

A classic for sure. After reading The Goldfinch, where there was never a thought that main character had that wasn't expressed and analyzed ad nausium, Gooden's writing is spare, yet no less powerful ... Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER
CHAPTER
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CHAPTER
CHAPTER
CHAPTER 6
CHAPTER 7
CHAPTER 8
CHAPTER 18
CHAPTER 19
CHAPTER 20
CHAPTER 21
CHAPTER 22
CHAPTER 23
CHAPTER 24
CHAPTER 25

CHAPTER 9
CHAPTER 10
CHAPTER 11
CHAPTER 12
CHAPTER 13
CHAPTER 14
CHAPTER 15
CHAPTER 16
CHAPTER 17
CHAPTER 26
CHAPTER 27
CHAPTER 28
CHAPTER 29
CHAPTER 30
CHAPTER 31
CHAPTER 32
CHAPTER 33
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About the author (2011)

Rumer Godden was one of Britain's most distinguished authors, with many justly famous and much-loved books for both adults and children to her credit, including Black Narcissus and The Greengage Summer . She was awarded the OBE in 1993 and died in 1998.

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