Item #23934 THE AWFUL DISCLOSURES OF MARIA MONK [or The Hidden Secrets of a Nun's Life in a Convent Exposed]

THE AWFUL DISCLOSURES OF MARIA MONK [or The Hidden Secrets of a Nun's Life in a Convent Exposed].

Wilmington, DE: Bilife Publications, Inc., 1967. Paperback. Light shelfwear. Very Good.

Item #23934

224pp., introduction, publisher's note. A reprint of what was probably the first American bestseller. "The Awful Disclosures of Maria Monk" purports to be the true experiences of a young woman confined in the Hotel Dieu Nunnery, Montreal, in the early 1830s, but was in fact a combination of Gothic horror and virulently anti-Catholic propaganda: From the back cover: "Exposing the sinful secrets of life in a convent and how innocent young girls are introduced into a life of depravity and lust.." TNC202.

Price: $25.00