The Land Of Spices: 287 (Virago Modern Classics)

3.93 avg rating
( 470 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781844083169: The Land Of Spices: 287 (Virago Modern Classics)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Mere Marie-Helene once turned her back on life, sealing up her heart in order to devote herself to God. Now the formidable Mother Superior of an Irish convent, she has, for some time, been experiencing grave doubts about her vocation. But when she meets Anna Murphy, the youngest-ever boarder, the little girl's solemn, poetic nature captivates her and she feels 'a storm break in her hollow heart'. Between them an unspoken allegiance is formed that will sustain each through the years as the Reverend Mother seeks to combat her growing spiritual aridity and as Anna develops the strength to resist the conventional demands of her background.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

O'Brien exquisitely evokes the harem atmosphere of convent life, the beauty and the silence, the bickering and the cruelties . . . If novels can be music, this is a novel with perfect pitch (Clare Boylan)

A wonderful book, a land to be revisited (Irish Times)

This subtle and beautifully constructed novel deals with the conflict between human and divine love (Sunday Times)

Book Description:

*Exquisite, luminous prose from one of the twentieth century's greatest novelists

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780860688266: The Land Of Spices (VMC)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10: 0860688267 ISBN 13: 9780860688266
Publisher: Virago, 1988
Softcover

9780855942748: Land of Spices (Portway Reprints)

C.Chivers, 1970
Hardcover

9780140161977: The Land of Spices

Pengui..., 1989
Softcover

9780716522041: Land of Spices

Irish ..., 1973
Softcover

9780905223285: Land of Spices (Popular classics)

Imprin..., 1982
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

1.

Kate O'Brien
Published by Little, Brown Book Group, United Kingdom (2006)
ISBN 10: 1844083160 ISBN 13: 9781844083169
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Little, Brown Book Group, United Kingdom, 2006. Paperback. Condition: New. Translation. Language: English. Brand new Book. Mere Marie-Helene once turned her back on life, sealing up her heart in order to devote herself to God. Now the formidable Mother Superior of an Irish convent, she has, for some time, been experiencing grave doubts about her vocation. But when she meets Anna Murphy, the youngest-ever boarder, the little girl's solemn, poetic nature captivates her and she feels 'a storm break in her hollow heart'. Between them an unspoken allegiance is formed that will sustain each through the years as the Reverend Mother seeks to combat her growing spiritual aridity and as Anna develops the strength to resist the conventional demands of her background. Seller Inventory # HUK9781844083169

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
7.98
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

2.

Oandapos;Brien, Kate
Published by Little, Brown Book Group (2006)
ISBN 10: 1844083160 ISBN 13: 9781844083169
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Little, Brown Book Group, 2006. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # GB-9781844083169

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
10.09
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

3.

Kate O'Brien
Published by Little, Brown 2006-05-04, London (2006)
ISBN 10: 1844083160 ISBN 13: 9781844083169
New paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)

Book Description Little, Brown 2006-05-04, London, 2006. paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9781844083169

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
7.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

4.

O'Brien, Kate
ISBN 10: 1844083160 ISBN 13: 9781844083169
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST9781844083169. Seller Inventory # ST9781844083169

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
14.51
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

5.

Kate O'Brien
Published by Virago (2006)
ISBN 10: 1844083160 ISBN 13: 9781844083169
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
The Monster Bookshop
(Fleckney, United Kingdom)

Book Description Virago, 2006. Paperback. Condition: New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Seller Inventory # mon0000418706

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
8.24
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 7.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

6.

O'Brien, Kate
ISBN 10: 1844083160 ISBN 13: 9781844083169
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)

Book Description Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # ria9781844083169_new

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
9.92
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

7.

Kate O'Brien
Published by Virago UK (2006)
ISBN 10: 1844083160 ISBN 13: 9781844083169
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(Richmond, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Virago UK, 2006. Paperback. Condition: New. Tra. Seller Inventory # DADAX1844083160

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
14.65
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.09
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

8.

KateO'Brien
Published by Hachette
ISBN 10: 1844083160 ISBN 13: 9781844083169
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Brook Bookstore
(Milano, MI, Italy)

Book Description Hachette. Condition: new. TheLandOfSpices. Seller Inventory # 5a02e249291e4bc9af7bf1ba0ab7f890

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
13.30
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5.36
From Italy to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

9.

Kate O'Brien
Published by Virago Press Ltd 2006-05-04 (2006)
ISBN 10: 1844083160 ISBN 13: 9781844083169
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)

Book Description Virago Press Ltd 2006-05-04, 2006. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 6666-GRD-9781844083169

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
6.65
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 14.35
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

10.

O'Brien, Kate
Published by Virago (2006)
ISBN 10: 1844083160 ISBN 13: 9781844083169
New Softcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:

Book Description Virago, 2006. Condition: New. 2006. New Ed. Paperback. *Exquisite, luminous prose from one of the twentieth century's greatest novelists Series: VMC. Num Pages: 320 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 129 x 22. Weight in Grams: 216. . . . . . Seller Inventory # V9781844083169

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
12.80
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 8.71
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book