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Author Name    Monk, Maria


Binding   Soft cover

Book Condition   New

ISBN Number    1899861475 / 9781899861477

Seller ID   2455

Paperback. Like New. It is over a hundred years ago ---in 1835---that Maria Monk, making her way from Canada to New York, startled the world with her 'awful disclosures' of life in a Convent and, since that time, controversy has raged over her story. It was, of course, only to be expected that its publication would immediately be followed by the denials of the people concerned in it. Virulent attacks were made upon the book and every effort was made to destroy public confidence in the character of its author. Maria Monk, however, refused to be shaken in her testimony, and steadfastly avowed the truth of what she had written. To those who doubted or disbelieved her statements she made the following challenge: "Permit me," she said, "to go through the Hotel Dieu Nunnery at Montreal with some impartial ladies and gentlemen, and they may compare my account with the interior parts of the building, into which no other persons but the Roman Bishop and Priests are ever admitted; and if they do not find my description true, then discard me as an imposter. Bring me before a court of justice--there I am willing to meet Latargue, Duiereme, Phelan, Bonin and Richards, and their wicked companions, and the Superior and any of the Nuns before a thousand men." The attacks made upon her veracity, as well as the recollection of what she had undergone, distressed and agitated her, and she threw herself upon the sympathy of the public for being an unwilling participant in the guilty transactions which she described. At the time of penning her manuscript, she had no means of telling what the publication of her disclosures would mean. Before the manuscript was published, she submitted herself to examination by several intelligent, disinterested persons, who satisfied themselves that the allegations she made were true.


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