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Chrysal; or, The Adventures of a Guinea (1760)

- March 17, 2016 in it-narrative, money, scandal

One of the first of the immensely popular 18th-century "it-narratives", the tale of coin and the human intrigue to which it finds itself bearing witness.

Chrysal; or, The Adventures of a Guinea (1760)

- March 17, 2016 in it-narrative, money, scandal

One of the first of the immensely popular 18th-century "it-narratives", the tale of coin and the human intrigue to which it finds itself bearing witness.

Awful Disclosures of Maria Monk (1836)

- August 27, 2015 in hoax, maria monk, nunnery, nuns, pregnancy, Religion, scandal

Maria Monk's revelations of her time at the Hôtel-Dieu convent in Montreal, describing nuns forced to engage in sexual acts with priests and being locked in the cellar as a punishment for disobeying.

Awful Disclosures of Maria Monk (1836)

- August 27, 2015 in hoax, maria monk, nunnery, nuns, pregnancy, Religion, scandal

Maria Monk's revelations of her time at the Hôtel-Dieu convent in Montreal, describing nuns forced to engage in sexual acts with priests and being locked in the cellar as a punishment for disobeying.