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When Matthew Lewis’s The Monk was published in 1796, readers were shocked by this gripping and horrific novel. Lewis’s 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.

Synopsis:

Spain during the Inquisition is the setting for a novel first published in the eighteenth century, depicting the adventures of a monk corrupted by lust.

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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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ISBN:
9780307769787
Publisher:
Modern Library
Subject:
Fiction : Classics
Introduction:
Thomas, Hugh
Author:
Lewis, Matthew Gregory
Author:
Lewis, Matthew
Subject:
Monks
Subject:
Madrid
Subject:
Gothic fiction
Subject:
Horror fiction
Subject:
Madrid (spain)
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20020409
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
364

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"Synopsis" by , Spain during the Inquisition is the setting for a novel first published in the eighteenth century, depicting the adventures of a monk corrupted by lust.
"Synopsis" by , 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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