The Song of Bernadette Author:Franz Werfel The Story of the Lady of Lourdes. — On February 11, 1858, a poor, miserable, asthmatic, rather dull-witted, but imaginative fourteen-year old girl, Bernadette Soubirous, had a vision of a "beautiful lady," a vision later declared by the Church to be a true evocation of the Holy Virgin. In the Last days of June, 1940, the author Franz Werfel, in ... more »desperate flight from the Nazis, found himself at Lourdes. In the extremity of his distress he vowed that he would someday write the story of Bernadette so that he might magnify, even in our inhuman era, "the divine mystery and the holiness of man." THE SONG OF BERNADETTE is the fulfillment of that vow.
This is a very early Pocket Books Inc., printing in 1042 version of this book----I think the earliest such available, and probable collectible.« less