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Mariette in Ecstasy
Mariette in Ecstasy
Author: Ron Hansen
The highly acclaimed and provocatively rendered story of a young postulant's claim to divine possession and religious ecstasy.
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ISBN-13: 9780060981181
ISBN-10: 0060981180
Publication Date: 8/3/1992
Pages: 192
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 40 ratings
Publisher: Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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reviewed Mariette in Ecstasy on + 70 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Slow start, but keep reading. Beautiful writing style. A little thin for my tastes, but still interesting.
Cosmina avatar reviewed Mariette in Ecstasy on + 70 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Mariette in Ecstasy is a stunning book about a French young woman's faith. It is hard to believe that a man wrote this poetic story. It is not the volume of words that makes this book so powerful, but the tremendously deep and emotional expression of Mariette's experiences as a cloistered novice. Beautifully written. Deeply moving.
Leigh avatar reviewed Mariette in Ecstasy on + 377 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Although Hansen's unique writing style lent a refreshing air to this quick read, the ending disappointed me. I felt it was predictable from the first page. Perhaps I'd heard too much hype about it.
woodworm avatar reviewed Mariette in Ecstasy on + 92 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Not in a long time have I come across a book that is powerful in it's meaning, whether or not you are religious is of no consequence.
It's in the telling that catches your attention and keeps you turning the pages.
reviewed Mariette in Ecstasy on + 111 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
In 1906 a beautiful seventeen-year-old postulant enters the convent of the Sisters of the Crucifixion in upstate New York. When she begins to bleed from hands, feet and side, the entire community is thrown into turmoil. Is Mariette a cunning sham, or sexualy hystarical, or does God stalk her like a pitiless lover? .....
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