The Monk and The Hangman's Daughter
This highly entertaining novel about three Franciscan monks is something of a departure for author Ambrose Bierce, who typically wrote about his own time. The story, which takes the form of a diary penned by the main character, Ambrosius. Though he faithfully carries out the duties of his office, he struggles with temptation, particularly after meeting the beguiling Benedicta, who happens to be the hangman's daughter of the title.
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