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The Resource The anchoress : a novel, Robyn Cadwallader

The anchoress : a novel, Robyn Cadwallader

Label
The anchoress : a novel
Title
The anchoress
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Robyn Cadwallader
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A startling and strange debut novel about a young girl's desperate choice to isolate herself from the world England, 1255: Sarah is only seventeen when she chooses to become an anchoress, a holy woman much like Saint Hildegard of Bingen, shut away in a small cell, measuring seven by nine paces, at the side of the village church. Fleeing the grief of losing a much-loved sister in childbirth and the pressure to marry, she decides to renounce the world, with all its dangers, desires, and temptations, and to commit herself to a life of prayer. But it soon becomes clear that even the thick, unforgiving walls of her cell cannot keep the outside world away, and Sarah's body and soul are still in great danger. Robyn Cadwallader's powerful debut novel tells an absorbing, entirely human, and compulsively readable story of faith, desire, shame, fear, and the very human need for connection and touch. Compelling, evocative, and haunting, The Anchoress is both quietly heartbreaking and thrillingly unpredictable"--
  • "A debut novel, set in 1255, about a young woman who chooses to become an anchoress, which means shutting herself away in a small cell by the side of the village church for the rest of her life and devoting herself to prayer"--
Summary
Pressured to marry and stricken by her sister's death in childbirth, a 13th-century Englishwoman devotes her life to prayer in a small locked cell that proves ineffective in shutting out the world
Storyline
Pace
Character
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10414548
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cadwallader, Robyn
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Young women
  • Monasticism and religious orders for women
  • Hermits
  • Great Britain
  • FICTION / Historical
  • FICTION / Literary
  • Hermits
  • Monasticism and religious orders for women
  • Young women
  • England
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
The anchoress : a novel, Robyn Cadwallader
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn896126800
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780374104252
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014040364
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)896126800
Label
The anchoress : a novel, Robyn Cadwallader
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn896126800
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780374104252
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014040364
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)896126800

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