The Quaker City: Or, the Monks of Monk-Hall: A Romance of Philadelphia Life, Mystery, and Crime

George Lippard. 1845.

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George Lippard’s bestselling novel, Quaker City, exposed crime and corruption among Philadelphia’s elite.

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Frontispieces to The Quaker City. The illustration on the left portrays Mary Arlington with her brother, Byrnewood, and the figures of Gustavus Lorrimer and Abijah K. Jones (aka Devil-bug) in the background.

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The introduction of Mary Arlington, the merchant’s daughter, who would become a victim at Monk-hall.

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A description of Monk-hall.

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Mary Arlington, after she has eloped to Monk-hall with Gustavus Lorrimer, who has promised to marry her.

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Metadata Details
Item Type Book
Title The Quaker City: Or, the Monks of Monk-Hall: A Romance of Philadelphia Life, Mystery, and Crime
Short Title Quaker City, 1845
Place of Publication Philadelphia
Publisher Published by the author
Creator George Lippard
Publication Date 1845
Number of Pages Title page, frontispieces, pp. 16, 41–43, and 72–73
Call Number Y 255 .L683
Location General Collections 2nd floor