The 6,000 Beards of Athos

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

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Penguin Random House Archive and Library


Ralph Brewster


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.


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