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Ep. 487, The Monk and the Hangman's Daughter, Part 1of3, by Ambrose Bierce

Ep. 487, The Monk and the Hangman's Daughter, Part 1of3, by Ambrose Bierce

A knot of monks happens upon a gallows in the middle of a dark forest. Hanging from the gallows is a fresh corpse, and underneath the dangling wretch a young woman performs a haunting dance. Ambrose Bierce, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. Many, many thanks to all of our Classic Tales Podcast Financial Supporters. We couldn’t do this without you. After our long and exciting summer run of Tarzan, I wanted to do something a bit more subtle and literary before we jump into the horrors of October. Ambrose Bierce is most famous for his story An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge. However, many consider The Monk and the Hangman’s Daughter to be his real masterpiece. First published serially in 1891, it has an atmospheric fairy tale feel like many popular stories of the time. The subtle transformation of the monk Ambrosius from innocent monk to violent zealot is where Bierce really shines. When an innocent monk falls in love, his e

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