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The Monk - Matthew Gregory Lewis
The Monk
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781840221855 (1840221852)
Publisher: Wordsworth
Pages no: 324
Edition language: English
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BrokenTune rated it
3.5 The Monk
I hope to write a proper review of this book later, but for now, all I want to say is that this has been the most fun and diabolical romp through the darkest recesses of Gothic fiction that I have ever come across. I'm not sure it is a book I would recommend without reservations because there are...
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.
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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 rated it
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...
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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...
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