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The Monk (World's Classics)

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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, 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.

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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, 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 Author

Emma McEvoy is a Lecturer at Goldsmith's College.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192833945
Editor:
Anderson, Howard
Other:
Anderson, Howard
Introduction:
McEvoy, Emma
Editor:
Anderson, Howard
Author:
null, Matthew
Author:
Lewis, Matthew
Author:
null, Emma
Author:
Lewis, Matthew Gregory
Author:
Anderson, Howard
Author:
null, Howard
Author:
McEvoy, Emma
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Location:
Oxford :
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature/English | British Literature | 19th C
Subject:
Monks
Subject:
Madrid (spain)
Subject:
Literary
Edition Number:
revised
Edition Description:
New
Series:
Oxford World's Classics
Publication Date:
19980514
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
18 illus.
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
5.1 x 7.6 x 1 in 0.744 lb

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"Synopsis" by , 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.
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