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Cover of: The Monk by Matthew Gregory Lewis
About the Book

`The Monk was so highly popular that it seemed to create an epoch in our literature', wrote Sir Walter Scott. 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. Inspired by German horror romanticism and the work of Ann Radcliffe, Lewis produced his masterpiece at the age of nineteen. It contains many typical Gothic elements - seduction in a monastery, lustful monks, evil Abbesses, bandits and beautiful heroines. But, as the Introduction to this new edition shows, Lewis also played with convention, ranging from gruesome realism to social comedy, and even parodied the genre in which he was writing. This book is intended for students of Gothic Literature and eighteenth-century literature.

34 editions First published in 1796

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1796, printed for J. Saunders
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1796, Printed for J. Bell
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1796, printed for J. Bell
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1796, printed by Brett Smith, for P. Wogan, P. Byrne, W. Jones, and G. Folingsby
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1796, printed for J. Bell
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1797, printed for J. Bell
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1797, printed for J. Bell
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1797, printed by William Porter, for the proprietors
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1797, printed for J. Bell
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- The third edition.
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1820
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1833, G. Fawdon, J. Thomas
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1884, T.B. Peterson & Brothers
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1906, Gibbings
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1907, G. Routledge & sons, limited, E. P. Dutton & co.
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1913, Gibbings & Co.
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1952, Grove Press
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1952, Grove Press
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1952, Grove Press
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1959, Grove Press
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in English - 1st Evergreen ed
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1959, Grove Press
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1973, Oxford University Press
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1981, Oxford University Press
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1993, Grove Press
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1995, Oxford University Press
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1998, Oxford University Press
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1998, Penguin Books
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October 2001, IndyPublish.com
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Paperback in English
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2002, Oxford University Press
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August 2002, IndyPublish.com
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Hardcover in English
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2002, Modern Library
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in English - Modern Library pbk. ed.
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2003, Dover Publications
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2004, Broadview Press
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June 30, 2004, Kessinger Publishing
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Paperback in English
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2008, Oxford University Press
The monk
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