The Monk and the Hangman's Daughter (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

The Monk and the Hangman's Daughter (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

by Ambrose Bierce, Gustav Adolph Danziger
     
 

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This 1892 novella is translated loosely from a German folktale and masterfully retold by Bierce. Set in the Bavarian mountains, it tells the story of a young Franciscan monk who becomes obsessed and eventually tormented by his feelings for a young girl who has been socially ostracized because her father is the local hangman. 

 

 

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This 1892 novella is translated loosely from a German folktale and masterfully retold by Bierce. Set in the Bavarian mountains, it tells the story of a young Franciscan monk who becomes obsessed and eventually tormented by his feelings for a young girl who has been socially ostracized because her father is the local hangman. 

 

 

 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411464858
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
01/03/2012
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
172
File size:
240 KB

Meet the Author



Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914?) was an American short-story writer, journalist, and critic.  He is known for his collection, Write it Right and a volume of ironic definitions, The Devil's Dictionary.  Disillusioned with American life, he moved to Mexico in 1913, where he vanished without a trace.

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