By Gertrude Von le Fort
"The element of departure for my construction was once no longer basically the future of the 16 Carmelites of Compiègne however the determine of the younger Blanche. . . . Born within the profound horror of a time darkened via the symptoms of future, this determine arose ahead of me indirectly because the embodiment of the mortal anguish of an period going completely to its ruin."
-Gertrud von le Fort
Set throughout the French Revolution, this vintage novella is predicated at the precise tale of the Carmelite nuns of Compiègne, who provided their lives for the renovation of the Church in France.
The tale unfolds round the fictional personality of Blanche de l. a. strength, an overly anxious aristocrat who enters the Carmelite convent on the way to flee the risks of the realm. because the Reign of Terror starts off, Blanche isn't any more secure within the convent than within the streets of Paris, and a few of the sisters start to doubt her skill to undergo persecution and probably martyrdom.
The fates of Blanche and the opposite Carmelites take numerous unforeseen turns, leaving the reader with an inspiring witness not just of martyrdom yet of God's strength being glorified in human weakness.
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The Song at the Scaffold: A Novel by Gertrude Von le Fort