Debate continues as to whether Mariana was the real Portuguese author of the Letters of a Portuguese Nun comprising five letters. Some literary scholars consider the letters a fictional work and their authorship is ascribed to Gabriel-Joseph de Lavergne, comte de Guilleragues — , although a real nun named Mariana Alcoforado indeed existed. For information about authorship and publication of the letters, see " Letters of a Portuguese Nun ". Beja was the chief garrison town of the province and the principal theatre of the twenty-eight years' war with Spain that followed the Portuguese Revolution of Mariana's widowed father, occupied with administrative and military commissions, placed her in the wealthy convent of the Conception for security and education. This man, afterwards known as marquis of Chamilly, and marshal of France , was one of the French officers who came to Portugal to serve under the captain, Frederick Schomberg, 1st Duke of Schomberg , the re-organizer of the Portuguese army, campaigning against the Spanish army in the Alentejo.
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Home Learning. Description Mariana Alcoforado is a Portuguese nun that falls in love with a French soldier, and then writes five letters to him once her lover abandons her at a convent. In her letters she appreciates the evolution of her love and desire, but also her anger and pain. Other books in this series. El Manifiesto Comunista Karl Marx. Add to basket. Los Watson Jane Austen. Blancanieves Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm. Wakefield Nathaniel Hawthorne.
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Living extravagantly, he presumably wrote these letters at the request of a princess who had heard of the legend of a Portuguese nun who had fallen in love with a soldier in Paris. Rating details. Book ratings by Goodreads. Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.
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Cartas Portuguesas de La Monja Mariana Alcoforado
Cartas Portuguesas Mariana Alcoforado