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Mathew Lewis The Monk

  • The Monk: A Romance tells of the spectacular downfall of a Spanish monk. Ambroio lusts for the woman Matilda, who is disguised as a monk, but once he has had her he becomes infatuated with the innocent Antonia. This novel was the first to villainize a priest, and has all the trappings of the Gothic novel, including ruined castles, rape, incest, demonic...

    Publisher : The Floating Press
    published : 2009
  • Noble and devout, Ambrosio is the abbot of a Spanish monastery and spends his days in prayer and preaching. However his monastery is harboring a malevolent force in the form of a young monk called Rosario. Rosario attaches himself to the abbot and then one fateful night reveals that he is in fact a beautiful woman in disguise. From this moment on...

    Publisher : Random House
    published : 2009
  • With an essay by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. 'He now saw himself stained with the most loathed and monstrous sins, the object of universal execration ... doomed to perish in tortures the most severe' Shocking, erotic and violent, The Monk is the story of Ambrosio, torn between his spiritual vows and the temptations of physical pleasure. His internal...

    Publisher : Penguin Books Ltd
    published : 2012
  • A spellbinding Gothic novel, The Monk is Matthew Lewis' most famous work. A violent tale of ambition, murder, and incest unfolds in this spellbinding Gothic novel, set in a sinister Capuchin monastery.

    Publisher : Dover Publications
    published : 2012
  • In what is widely considered to be the first Gothic novel, a monk must resist a temptation that could consume his soul Ambrosio has developed a reputation across Madrid for his piety and selflessness in his role as a monk. Left on the abbey?s doorstep as a child, Ambrosio took quickly to monastic life, and his fellow monks pronounced him a gift...

    Publisher : Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller
    published : 2015
  • Leonella and her niece, Antonia, visit a church to hear the sermon of acelebrated priest, Ambrosio, and while waiting tell their story to two young men, Don Lorenzo and Don Christoval. Antonia's Grandfather is the Marquis de las Cisternas, who was unhappy with his son's marriage, causing her parents to flee, leaving their young son behind only to be...

    Publisher : Start Publishing LLC
    published : 2013
  • 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...

    Publisher : OUP Oxford
    published : 2008
  • 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...

    Publisher : Random House Publishing Group
    published : 2010
  • Ambrosio, the worthy superior of the Capuchins of Madrid, falls to the temptations of Matilda, a fiend-inspired wanton who, disguised as a boy, has entered his monastery as a novice. Ambrosio then falls in love with one of his penitents and finally kills her in order to escape detection. However, he is discovered, tortured by the Inquisition and sentenced...

    Publisher : Penguin Books Ltd
    published : 2010
  • The Monk (1796) is a masterpiece of Gothic fiction and the first horror novel in English literature. It tells of the pious monk Ambrosio's descent into depravity, his passion leading to rape, blasphemy, black magic, incest, and murder. Its sensational story also reflects the terrors of the French Revolution.

    Publisher : OUP Oxford
    published : 2016