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The Woman in the Cloak

Hill, Pamela

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ISBN 10: 0816151539 / ISBN 13: 9780816151530
Published by G K Hall & Co, 1991
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Book is a prior library book with some creasing on the first few pages, and library markings. A couple small discolored areas on the first page, and a small clipped area on the first blank page. A very usable copy. Bookseller Inventory # AAA120414C0117030

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Title: The Woman in the Cloak

Publisher: G K Hall & Co

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Used: Acceptable

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Born blind and physically deformed, Margaret of Metola is abandoned by her parents in the city of Castello and becomes a ray of light for the people of the city, befriending and healing the needy and the ill in this story of thirteenth-century Europe

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Born blind and deformed in 13th-century Italy, cast out by her prominent family, Margaret became a legend because of her exceptional sanctity and benevolence. This hagiographic rendering by the author of The Sutburys follows Margaret from her walled-up childhood to her adoption by the charitable, well-born women known as the mantellate because of the cloaks they wear in the tradition of St. Dominic. Margaret's sufferings and abuse are shown transmuted into a spirituality attracting people from all levels of society. Succeeding in the main, Hill's delineation of a historical figure in cruel times nevertheless comes perilously close at times to sentimentality. <br />Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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