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The Monk and the Hangman's Daughter (1892)
by Ambrose Bierce, Adolphe Danziger De Castro (Joint Author.)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0548034559, Hardcover)1926. Ambrose Bierce, poet, satirist, adventurer, journalist and supreme storyteller, writes his version of a German story by Herr Richard Voss as given to him in translation by one Dr. Danziger. It is the story of a monk and how he fell in love with the hangman's daughter and how the daughter fell in love with someone else. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.
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Detective and mystery stories. 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 Bierce's 1892 novel reads as a seamless, almost folktale like masterpiece.
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