Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion: Victorian Book Club - "Quaker City"

28apr3:00 pmEbenezer Maxwell Mansion: Victorian Book Club - "Quaker City"

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The Quaker City by George Lippard

The Quaker City follows four main characters during three days and nights.  The story is set mostly in a Philadelphia mansion named “Monk’s Hall,” which serves as a private gentleman’s club and is also secretly a brothel and opium den patronized by some of the city’s most respected citizens.  The main characters engage in various acts of debaucherym including the attempt at deflowering a young maiden.  Inspired by a sensational 1843 murder trial, The Quaker City was the bestselling novel in American history until the publication of Uncle Tom’s Cabin.

Cost: $10. Reservations are required and can be made ONLINE HERE

 

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Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion

georgeboudreau@ebenezermaxwellmansion.org 200 W Tulpehocken St Philadelphia PA 19144

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