Sister Philomène (Classic Reprint)

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At the further end of the ward something lightens the depths of blackness, something that bears the semblance of a plaster Virgin.

The atmosphere is warm, a damp warmth, heavy with a faint odor, a sickly smell of heated ointment and boiled linseed.

All is hushed. Not a sound nor a movement is heard. Night and silence reign over all. From time to time the stillness is almost imperceptibly broken by a rustle of sheets, a smothered yawn, a half-suppressed groan, a gasp - then the ward again relapses into a dull, mysterious peace.

At a little distance a stout young woman, her hair ruffled with sleep, rouses herself from the big, white-covered arm-chair in which she has been dozing, while her feet rested on the rung of a small chair in front of her, which is faintly lit up by a hand-lamp placed on it, together with a small prayer-book.

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This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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EDMOND DE GONCOURT (1822-1896) and JULES DE GONCOURT (1830-1870) spent the majority of their lives in Paris. Having attended the finest schools, the Goncourts formed one of the most famous literary partnerships. After an unsuccessful novel and some attempts at drama, they began publishing books on various aspects of art and society in eighteenth-century France. Between 1860 and 1869 the brothers published six novels which they described as ""history which might have taken place"" and which were as carefully documented as their historical works.

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Book Description Forgotten Books, United States, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Excerpt from Sister Philomene At the further end of the ward something lightens the depths of blackness, something that bears the semblance of a plaster Virgin. The atmosphere is warm, a damp warmth, heavy with a faint odor, a sickly smell of heated ointment and boiled linseed. All is hushed. Not a sound nor a movement is heard. Night and silence reign over all. From time to time the stillness is almost imperceptibly broken by a rustle of sheets, a smothered yawn, a half-suppressed groan, a gasp - then the ward again relapses into a dull, mysterious peace. At a little distance a stout young woman, her hair ruffled with sleep, rouses herself from the big, white-covered arm-chair in which she has been dozing, while her feet rested on the rung of a small chair in front of her, which is faintly lit up by a hand-lamp placed on it, together with a small prayer-book. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9781331627524

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Book Description Forgotten Books, United States, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Excerpt from Sister Philomene At the further end of the ward something lightens the depths of blackness, something that bears the semblance of a plaster Virgin. The atmosphere is warm, a damp warmth, heavy with a faint odor, a sickly smell of heated ointment and boiled linseed. All is hushed. Not a sound nor a movement is heard. Night and silence reign over all. From time to time the stillness is almost imperceptibly broken by a rustle of sheets, a smothered yawn, a half-suppressed groan, a gasp - then the ward again relapses into a dull, mysterious peace. At a little distance a stout young woman, her hair ruffled with sleep, rouses herself from the big, white-covered arm-chair in which she has been dozing, while her feet rested on the rung of a small chair in front of her, which is faintly lit up by a hand-lamp placed on it, together with a small prayer-book. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Bookseller Inventory # LIE9781331627524

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Book Description Forgotten Books, United States, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Excerpt from Sister Philomene At the further end of the ward something lightens the depths of blackness, something that bears the semblance of a plaster Virgin. The atmosphere is warm, a damp warmth, heavy with a faint odor, a sickly smell of heated ointment and boiled linseed. All is hushed. Not a sound nor a movement is heard. Night and silence reign over all. From time to time the stillness is almost imperceptibly broken by a rustle of sheets, a smothered yawn, a half-suppressed groan, a gasp - then the ward again relapses into a dull, mysterious peace. At a little distance a stout young woman, her hair ruffled with sleep, rouses herself from the big, white-covered arm-chair in which she has been dozing, while her feet rested on the rung of a small chair in front of her, which is faintly lit up by a hand-lamp placed on it, together with a small prayer-book. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9781331627524

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