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The Monk - Matthew Gregory Lewis, Howard Anderson, Emma McEvoy
The Monk
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Set in the sinister monastery of the Capuchins in Madrid, The Monk is a violent tale of ambition, murder, and incest. The great struggle between maintaining monastic vows and fulfilling personal ambitions leads its main character, the monk Ambrosio, to temptation and the breaking of his vows,... show more
Set in the sinister monastery of the Capuchins in Madrid, The Monk is a violent tale of ambition, murder, and incest. The great struggle between maintaining monastic vows and fulfilling personal ambitions leads its main character, the monk Ambrosio, to temptation and the breaking of his vows, then to sexual obsession and rape, and finally to murder in order to conceal his guilt. The only edition of this key gothic novel available, The Monk now offers a new introduction and notes that make it especially accessible to the modern reader.About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780199535682 (019953568X)
ASIN: 019953568X
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages no: 456
Edition language: English
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Shiftyj1
Shiftyj1 rated it
4.0 The Monk
I loved the language of this one. It had a deliciously creepy old school vibe to it. Probably on the account that is was originally penned in 1796. Truly a classic and holds up remarkably well.
WhiskeyintheJar Romance
WhiskeyintheJar Romance rated it
3.5 Call me crazy but I was expecting more crazy
Dreams, magic terrors, spells of mighty power, Witches, and ghosts who rove at midnight hour. It's said this was written by a 19/20 yr old and within 10 weeks, which if true, is amazing. The format of having a main character, Ambrosio (the monk), and then having secondary characters branch off ...
LittleBookCove
LittleBookCove rated it
5.0
This amazing masterpiece of Gothic romance was written in 1796 by a 19 year old. Pre-dating Edgar Allan Poe, it conjures a dark world of catacombs, shrouded figures and death. The language and style of the period may take a bit of getting used to, but it is well worth sticking with. There are sev...
Book Life is Real Life
Book Life is Real Life rated it
2.0 The Monk by M. G. Lewis
The Monk is said to be the archetypal Gothic novel. Sure enough, it has monks and nuns behaving badly ("behaving badly" is an understatement, really), ghosts, sex, bandits, rape, incest, violent mob and devilish pact. I had high expectation for this novel.The titular monk is Ambrosio, a man so devou...
The English Student
The English Student rated it
1.5 The Monk - Matthew Lewis
Urgh. Another clunky, lurid Gothic fantasy from notorious one-trick pony Matthew Lewis. The Monk (a title clearly dreamed up in some moment of stunning inspiration) details the corruption of Spanish monk Ambrosio by Lust and Pride. It's a novel that well and truly dispels any illusions of eighteen...
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