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The bells of Bruges : (le carillonneur)

Author: Georges Rodenbach; Michael Mitchell
Publisher: Sawtry : Dedalus, 2007.
Series: Dedalus European classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"There are three loves in the life of Joris Borluut, the town carillonneur of Bruges. He marries the fiery Barbara, whose dark beauty is a reminder of Belgium's Spanish heritage. Repelled by her harshness and violence, he starts an affair with her sister, the gentle, soulful, fair-haired Godelieve. When her sister discovers their affair, Godelieve enters a Beguine convent and Joris devotes himself to his first love,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rodenbach, Georges, 1855-1898.
Bells of Bruges.
Sawtry : Dedalus, 2007
(OCoLC)652356978
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Georges Rodenbach; Michael Mitchell
ISBN: 9781903517543 1903517540
OCLC Number: 74525903
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: 243 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Dedalus European classics.
Responsibility: Georges Rodenbach ; translated by Mike Mitchell.

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"There are three loves in the life of Joris Borluut, the town carillonneur of Bruges. He marries the fiery Barbara, whose dark beauty is a reminder of Belgium's Spanish heritage. Repelled by her harshness and violence, he starts an affair with her sister, the gentle, soulful, fair-haired Godelieve. When her sister discovers their affair, Godelieve enters a Beguine convent and Joris devotes himself to his first love, the old city of Bruges." "His opposition to a proposal to sacrifice part of the old town to economy advance loses him his position as town architect, and he withdraws to the belfry and his beloved carillon that seems for him to express the soul of Bruges."--Jacket.

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