The Bell

The Bell


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Format
Paperback
Price
$16.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780141186696
  • 320 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

A lay community of thoroughly mixed-up people is encamped outside Imber Abbey, home of an order of sequestered nuns. A new bell is being installed when suddenly the old bell, a legendary symbol of religion and magic, is rediscovered. And then things begin to change. Meanwhile the wise old Abbess watches and prays and exercises discreet authority. And everyone, or almost everyone, hopes to be saved, whatever that may mean. Originally published in 1958, this funny, sad, and moving novel is about religion, sex, and the fight between good and evil.

Table of Contents

Introduction by A. S. Byatt
The Bell

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