The Eagle and the Dove
  • Release Date : 08 March 2018
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 192 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9781473553002
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Download or read book entitled The Eagle and the Dove by author: Vita Sackville-West which was release on 08 March 2018 and published by Random House with total page 192 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. The two saints whose lives Vita Sackville-West contrasts in this double biography were recorded by very different epithets: 'the great' and 'the little'. Both women were Carmelites, both canonised and both shared the same name. But whilst Teresa of Avila was aristocratic, intellectual, vigorous and humorous, a Spanish woman of the sixteenth century, Thérèse of Lisieux was a guileless and sentimental figure of the French bourgeoisie. Teresa, the great mystic, is the patron saint of Spain; Thérèse, the humble nun, is probably the most beloved saint in the entire Calendar. The extraordinary rise of the cult of both women is scrutinised.