The Nun by Denis Diderot (Book Analysis)

The Nun by Denis Diderot (Book Analysis)

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This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Nun by Denis Diderot, a novel which fiercely criticises the cruelty and excesses of the Church. Through the main character, the innocent novitiate Suzanne Simenon, and the ordeals she undergoes at two convents, the author condemns the power that has been placed in the hands of the sadistic nuns and delivers a passionate argument in favour of freedom of thought and expression. The Nun was published posthumously in 1796 and was an immediate success, as its support of tolerance, justice and liberty was seen as a clear illustration of the values of the French Revolution. Denis Diderot was a leading writer of the Enlightenment in the 18th century, and wrote novels, plays, philosophical dialogues and essays.

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Book Details

Publication Date
September 21, 2017
Publisher
Collection
Page count
48
ISBN
9782808004404