The Song of Bernadette by Franz Werfel 1942 The Viking Press

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Introduce yourself to The Song of Bernadette, a compelling vintage book published in 1942. This work gives an enthralling look into the life and trials of Bernadette Soubirous, a young woman who became an unwitting catalyst for miracles.


  • Title: The Song of Bernadette
  • Publication Date: 1942
  • Publisher: The Viking Press
  • Format: Hard Cover with Dust Jacket
  • Pages: 575
  • Condition: The dust jacket has rips and tears, with the previous owner's signature.

Key Features:

  • In The Song of Bernadette, readers will journey through the life of Bernadette Soubirous, a young woman whose innocence and devout faith led her to an extraordinary experience she couldn't comprehend but ardently felt.
  • Her encounters with the Divine Feminine became the springboard for miracles that transformed the lives of thousands, albeit at great personal cost.
  • The book raises intriguing questions about the power structures that co-opted her experiences, providing a layered and complex narrative that goes beyond mere biography
  • Frank Werfel penned this tale as a Jew seeking refuge during WWII, promising to tell Bernadette's story if he escaped safely. Intriguingly, he remained a Jew his whole life, despite the Catholic subject matter.
  • The worn dust jacket and personalized signature add a touch of history and authenticity to this vintage gem.


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The vintage books in this collection have been previously owned and loved. They may show some wear, as is common with vintage items. The photos serve as a guide. If you have any questions or need additional photos, feel free to ask.

In Summation:

This book is more than an account of Bernadette Soubirous; it's a testament to the enduring power of faith and spirituality, even in the darkest times. Don't miss the chance to add this poignant tale to your collection.

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