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Apostles of light.

Author: Ellen Douglas
Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1973.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The elderly couple in this fine novel, a retired schoolteacher and the doctor with whom she has had a lifelong, tender love affair, find that, almost by accident, they have forfeited control of their own lives. Trapped in a nursing home, they are the victims of the biblical "apostles of light," the deceitful do-gooders who profess righteousness. In subtle, elegant prose Ellen Douglas recounts a gripping story of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Medical novels
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Douglas, Ellen, 1921-
Apostles of light.
Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1973
(OCoLC)644493172
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen Douglas
ISBN: 0395154731 9780395154731
OCLC Number: 579199
Description: 307 pages 22 cm

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The elderly couple in this fine novel, a retired schoolteacher and the doctor with whom she has had a lifelong, tender love affair, find that, almost by accident, they have forfeited control of their own lives. Trapped in a nursing home, they are the victims of the biblical "apostles of light," the deceitful do-gooders who profess righteousness. In subtle, elegant prose Ellen Douglas recounts a gripping story of their brave attempt to free themselves from a dreadful plight. They must confront both their corrupt and evil custodians and their well-meaning younger relatives who are tempted by greed, ambition, cowardice, and indifference.

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