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The Letters of a Portuguese Nun

by Mariana Alcoforado

This is a series from a Portuguese nun to her French lover who has abandoned her, and it shows the anger and frustration of a lost love and the feeling of betrayal from a nun's prespective.

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Language

English

Original Language

Portuguese

Published In

1669

Author

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Sóror Mariana Alcoforado was a Portuguese nun living in the convent of the Poor Clares in Beja, Portugal. Debate continues as to whether Mariana was the real Portuguese author of the Letters o...

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