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  • Brown, Judith C.
    IMMODEST ACTS : The Life of Lesbian Nun in Renaissance Italy.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Oxford University Press, 1986. dj. Hardcover first edition - An historical study based on original documents about the investigation in 1619 to 1623 and the subsequent trial of "Sister Benedetta Carlini of Vellano, abbess of the Theatine nuns of Pescia [near Florence, Italy], who pretended to be a mystic but was discovered to be a woman on ill repute." A title in the Studies in the History of Sexuality series. Includes an appendix with translations of the original documents, notes, index. 214 pp. ISBN: 0-195036751.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (gift inscription, price-clipped dj.)

    Book ID: 32458
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  • MARIETTE IN ECSTASY. by Hansen, Ron.
    Hansen, Ron.
    MARIETTE IN ECSTASY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (1991.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - This novel about a beautiful 17 year old postulate in a 1906 upstate New York convent who begins to bleed from stigmata raises provocative questions about the nature of faith. It is "a stunning immersion into the society of a small convent at the turn of the century, where a mysterious and ultimately harrowing world lies beneath the lovely, placed surface of everyday life." SIGNED on the title page. 179 pp. ISBN: 0-060182148.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 33786
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  • MARIETTE IN ECSTASY. by Hansen, Ron.
    Hansen, Ron.
    MARIETTE IN ECSTASY.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: HarperPerennial, (1992.). SIGNED - This novel about a beautiful 17 year old postulate in a 1906 upstate New York convent who begins to bleed from stigmata raises provocative questions about the nature of faith. It is "a stunning immersion into the society of a small convent at the turn of the century, where a mysterious and ultimately harrowing world lies beneath the lovely, placed surface of everyday life." SIGNED on the title page. 179 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0981180.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 45439
    Keywords: convent life, Fiction
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  • ADVENT OF DYING. by Sister Carol Anne O'Marie
    Sister Carol Anne O'Marie
    ADVENT OF DYING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte, (1986) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second mystery feauturing the septuagenarian nun and amateur sleuth, Sister Mary Helen. Set in San Francisco. INSCRIBED and dated on the front endpaper "To -- Happy reading! I hope you enjoy this mystery" . 277 pp. ISBN: 0-385-295065.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 70825
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  • ADVENT OF DYING. by Sister Carol Anne O'Marie
    Sister Carol Anne O'Marie
    ADVENT OF DYING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte, (1986) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second mystery feauturing the septuagenarian nun and amateur sleuth, Sister Mary Helen. Set in San Francisco. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper "Merry Christmas to--- I hope you enjoy S Mary Helen and her Christmas adventure" and dated in the year of publication. 277 pp. ISBN: 0-385-295065.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (price-clipped)

    Book ID: 68734
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