Lourdes

Émile ZOLA (1840 - 1902), translated by Ernest Alfred VIZETELLY (1853 - 1922)

This book describes a five day national pilgrimage to the holy shrine of Lourdes, where miracle cures are hoped for. The central character is a priest, Pierre, whose faith is faltering. He is accompanying his childhood sweetheart who has been stricken with paralysis and whose faith is strong. In the background of the great irony of this relationship, there are numerous sub-plots, some tragic, some whimsical, involving a large number of characters, set in the midst of organised chaos in the pilgrimage site. Through Pierre's mental and spiritual experiences Zola explores the role of religious faith in a society coming to terms with science and reason. - Summary by Peter Tucker

Genre(s): Religious Fiction

Language: English

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Play 00 Preface Peter Tucker
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Play 01 The First Day: I Peter Tucker
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Play 03 The First Day: III Peter Tucker
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Play 05 The First Day: V Peter Tucker
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Play 06 The Second Day: I Peter Tucker
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Play 07 The Second Day: II Peter Tucker
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Play 08 The Second Day: III Peter Tucker
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Play 09 The Second Day: IV Peter Tucker
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Play 10 The Second Day: V Peter Tucker
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Play 11 The Third Day: I Peter Tucker
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Play 13 The Third Day: III Peter Tucker
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Play 14 The Third Day: IV Peter Tucker
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Play 15 The Third Day: V Peter Tucker
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Play 16 The Fourth Day: I Peter Tucker
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Play 18 The Fourth Day: III Peter Tucker
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Play 19 The Fourth Day: IV Peter Tucker
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Play 20 The Fourth Day: V Peter Tucker
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Play 21 The Fifth Day: I Peter Tucker
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Play 22 The Fifth Day: II Peter Tucker
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Play 23 The Fifth Day: III Peter Tucker
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Play 24 The Fifth Day: IV Peter Tucker
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Play 25 The Fifth Day: V Peter Tucker
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