Mr. Wroe's Virgins: A Novel

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2000 - 302
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When God told Prophet John Wroe to comfort himself with seven virgins, his congregation gave him its daughters. So begins this provocative and immensely powerful novel, set in nineteenth-century England and based on actual events.
Jane Rogers chronicles the nine months these women spend together until accusations of indecency and the trial that follows bring Wroe's household to its dramatic end. There is a cripple, a badly beaten mute, two underage sisters who can barely read, Joanna "the Saint," Hannah the unbeliever, and Leah, who secretly mothered an illegitimate child. And then there is Prophet Wroe, as enigmatic and attractive to each of the virgins as he is an iron hand. With an impeccably crafted narrative and utterly beguiling prose, Rogers delves deep into the conflicts surrounding faith, love, and passion. Ultimately each of the virgins comes away with a powerful lesson in independence.
MR. WROE'S VIRGINS casts a spell on readers from the outset, playing on our expectations and touching a chord of desire that could lead to disaster on nearly every page. With an intelligence and skill that recall the work of A. S. Byatt and Margaret Atwood, Jane Rogers has given us novel of ideas that is not so much to be read as to be devoured.

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Recenzja użytkownika  - Laurenbdavis - LibraryThing

A provocative and well written fictional account of the British 19th c. religious doomsday cult headed by the physically challenged but charismatic Mr. Wroe. Wroe requests from his community seven ... Przeczytaj pełną recenzję

MR. WROE'S VIRGINS

Recenzja użytkownika  - Kirkus

An earlier historical novel by Rogers (Promised Lands, 1997, etc.), first published in England in 1991, gives an intermittently compelling story of a charismatic doomsday minister who, in 1830 ... Przeczytaj pełną recenzję

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JOANNA
6
HANNAH
10
JOANNA
15
LEAH
29
HANNAH
42
JOANNA
57
LEAH
70
HANNAH
83
MARTHA
171
HANNAH
180
JOANNA
204
LEAH
214
HANNAH
223
LEAH
242
OANNA
250
HANNAH
253

MARTHA
111
JOANNA
125
HANNAH
135
LEAH
155
MARTHA
267
HANNAH
274
JOANNA
288
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Jane Rogers has written six novels, including the award-winning Mr. Wroe's Virgins, which was a New York Times Notable Book and was dramatized as a BBC television serial, which aired on the Sundance Channel last winter. Rogers routinely writes for television and radio and teaches at Sheffield Hallam University. She lives in Lancashire, England.

You can visit her website at: www.janerogers.org.

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