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The Corner That Held Them

(1948)
A novel by

 
 
In memory of the wife who had once dishonored and always despised him, Brian de Retteville founded a 12th-century convent in Norfolk. Two centuries later, the Benedictine community is well established there and, as befits a convent whose origin had such ironic beginnings, the inhabitants are prey to the ambitions, squabbles, jealousies, and pleasures of less spiritual environments. An outbreak of the Black Death, the collapse of the convent spire, the Bishop's visitation, and a nun's disappearance are interwoven with the everyday life of the nuns, novices, and prioresses in this marvelous imagined history of a 14th-century nunnery.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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August 1968 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Corner That Held Them
Author(s): Sylvia Townsend Warner
ISBN: 0-7011-1399-5 / 978-0-7011-1399-5 (UK edition)
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November 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Corner That Held Them (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Sylvia Townsend Warner
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September 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Corner That Held Them (New York Review Books Classics)
Author(s): Sylvia Townsend Warner
ISBN: 1-68137-387-4 / 978-1-68137-387-4 (USA edition)
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March 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Corner That Held Them (VMC) (Virago Modern Classics)
Author(s): Sylvia Townsend Warner
ISBN: 1-84408-804-9 / 978-1-84408-804-1 (UK edition)
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October 1993 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Corner That Held Them (VMC)
Author(s): Sylvia Townsend Warner
ISBN: 0-86068-878-X / 978-0-86068-878-5 (UK edition)
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June 1996 : UK Paperback

Title: The Corner That Held Them (Virago Modern Classics)
Author(s): Sylvia Townsend Warner
ISBN: 0-14-016214-3 / 978-0-14-016214-1 (UK edition)
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1978 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Corner That Held Them Sylvia Townsend Warner
Author(s): Sylvia Townsend Warner
ISBN: 0-445-01228-5 / 978-0-445-01228-8 (USA edition)
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November 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Corner That Held Them (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Sylvia Townsend Warner
Publisher: Penguin
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September 2019 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Corner That Held Them (New York Review Books Classics)
Author(s): Sylvia Townsend Warner
Publisher: NYRB Classics
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March 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Corner That Held Them (Virago Modern Classics)
Author(s): Sylvia Townsend Warner
Publisher: Virago
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