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The Monk and the Hangmans Daughter

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On arriving at a rural monastery, the monk Ambrosius meets a young girl, Benedicta. She is shunned by the local community for being the daughter of the local hangman, but Ambrosius is drawn into a dangerous sympathy with her, and in defiance of the community and his superiors, he starts spending time alone with her. But when her virtue is corrupted by an impetuous young ma On arriving at a rural monastery, the monk Ambrosius meets a young girl, Benedicta. She is shunned by the local community for being the daughter of the local hangman, but Ambrosius is drawn into a dangerous sympathy with her, and in defiance of the community and his superiors, he starts spending time alone with her. But when her virtue is corrupted by an impetuous young man, the stage is set for a battle between heart, mind, body, spirit, the sins of the past, and redemption. Allegedly a rewriting from a lost German original, Ambrose Bierces 1892 novel reads as a seamless, almost folktale-like masterpiece. About The Author: Ambrose Bierce (1842–1914) is best known for his short stories The Devils Dictionary and An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge.

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On arriving at a rural monastery, the monk Ambrosius meets a young girl, Benedicta. She is shunned by the local community for being the daughter of the local hangman, but Ambrosius is drawn into a dangerous sympathy with her, and in defiance of the community and his superiors, he starts spending time alone with her. But when her virtue is corrupted by an impetuous young ma On arriving at a rural monastery, the monk Ambrosius meets a young girl, Benedicta. She is shunned by the local community for being the daughter of the local hangman, but Ambrosius is drawn into a dangerous sympathy with her, and in defiance of the community and his superiors, he starts spending time alone with her. But when her virtue is corrupted by an impetuous young man, the stage is set for a battle between heart, mind, body, spirit, the sins of the past, and redemption. Allegedly a rewriting from a lost German original, Ambrose Bierces 1892 novel reads as a seamless, almost folktale-like masterpiece. About The Author: Ambrose Bierce (1842–1914) is best known for his short stories The Devils Dictionary and An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge.
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Title The Monk and the Hangmans Daughter Height 12.7
Ambrose Bierce Width 1
ISBN-13 9781847490704 Binding Paperback
ISBN-10 #1847490700 Spine Width
Publisher Aguilar S A De Ediciones-Grupo Pages 176
Edition 2010 Availability Out Of Stock

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