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When Matthew Lewiss The Monk was published in 1796, readers were shocked by this gripping and horrific novel. Lewiss story, which drove the House of Commons—of which he was a member—to deem him licentious and perverse, follows the abbot Ambrosio as he is tempted into a world of incest, murder, and torture by a young girl who has concealed herself in his monastery disguised as a boy. As Ambrosio spirals into hell, the reader encounters an array of haunting characters: the innocent virgin, the Bleeding Nun, the Wandering Jew, an evil prioress, and Lucifer himself.

This Modern Library Paperback Classic, set from the unexpurgated first edition of 1796, brings to a new generation of readers a timeless classic of gothic fiction that has influenced writers from Byron and Emily Brontë to Poe and Hawthorne.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [353]-362).

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In what is widely considered to be the finest example of Gothic fiction in the English language, Matthew "Monk" Lewis weaves together an extravagant tale, which drove the House of Commons — of which he was a member — to deem him licentious and perverse. Our edition is set from the 1796 first edition and includes newly commissioned endnotes.

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Hugh Thomas (Lord Thomas of Swynnerton) is widely known for his work on the history of Spain, including his epic masterpiece The Spanish Civil War, available as a Modern Library Paperback.

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epeel, November 3, 2006 (view all comments by epeel)
A particulary appalling example of the trash that is Gothic romance. I would rather be subjected to the tortures described in The Monk, than have to read it again.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375759161
Introduction:
Thomas, Hugh
Author:
Lewis, M. G.
Author:
Matthew Lewis Introduction by Hugh Thomas
Author:
Lewis, Matthew Gregory
Author:
Lewis, Matthew
Author:
Thomas, Hugh
Publisher:
Modern Library
Location:
New York
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Horror fiction
Subject:
Madrid (spain)
Subject:
Monks
Subject:
Madrid
Subject:
Gothic fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Classics
Series Volume:
2000-210301
Publication Date:
20020431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.04x5.46x.85 in. 1.12 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. [353]-362).
"Synopsis" by , In what is widely considered to be the finest example of Gothic fiction in the English language, Matthew "Monk" Lewis weaves together an extravagant tale, which drove the House of Commons — of which he was a member — to deem him licentious and perverse. Our edition is set from the 1796 first edition and includes newly commissioned endnotes.
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