The 6,000 Beards of Athos

dust jacket of "The 6,000 Beards of Athos"
E.J. Pratt Library

Rights Holder

Penguin Random House Archive and Library

Author

Ralph Brewster

Description

The recounted adventure of a young man who travels up Mount Athos, a strange colony of monks and hermits that forbids entry to women and beardless men. Brewster provides photographic portraits of the monks and detailed appendices describing their living habits and conditions, as well as narrative interjections about his experience.

Genre

Travel Writing

Original Language

English

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