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Cover of: The Monk | 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.

54 editions First published in 1794

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The Monk
2009, Random House Publishing Group
eBook in English
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The monk
2008, Oxford University Press
in English
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The Monk
2005, eBooksLib
eBook in English
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El monje
February 15, 2005, Lectorum
Paperback in Spanish
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The Monk
June 30, 2004, Kessinger Publishing
Paperback in English
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The monk: a romance
2004, Broadview Press
in English
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The monk
2003, Dover Publications
in English
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The monk
2002, Modern Library
in English - Modern Library pbk. ed.
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The Monk: A Romance
August 2002, IndyPublish.com
Hardcover in English
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The monk
2002, Oxford University Press
in English
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The Monk
October 2001, IndyPublish.com
Paperback in English
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The monk: a romance
1998, Penguin Books
in English
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The monk
1998, Oxford University Press
in English
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The monk
1998, Oxford University Press
in English
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The monk
1995, Oxford University Press
in English
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The monk
1995, Oxford University Press
in English
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El monje
1995, Cátedra
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The monk
1993, Grove Press
in English
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The monk
1984, Folio Society
in English
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The monk
1984, Folio Society
in English
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The monk
1981, Oxford University Press
in English
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The Monk
1980, Oxford University Press
in English
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The monk: a romance
1973, Oxford University Press
in English
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The monk
1959, Grove Press
in English - 1st Evergreen ed
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The monk.
1959, Barney Rosset
in English
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1952, Grove Press
in English
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The monk
1952, Grove Press
in English
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The monk.
1924, Brentano's
in English
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The monk.: A romance.
1913, Gibbings & Co.
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The monk: a romance.
1913, Gibbings
in English
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The monk: a romance.
1913, Gibbings
in English
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The monk: a romance.
1913, Gibbings
in English
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The monk: a romance
1907, G. Routledge & sons, limited, E. P. Dutton & co.
in English
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The monk
1907, George Routledge & Sons
in English
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The monk: a romance
1906, Gibbings
in English
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The monk: a romance
1906, George Routledge & Sons
in English
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The monk: a romance
1890, Privately printed
in English
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The monk: a romance.
1885, [s.n.
in English
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The monk.
1884, T.B. Peterson & Brothers
in English
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The monk: a romance
1846, J.S. Pratt
in English - 10th ed.
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The monk
1833, G. Fawdon, J. Thomas
in English
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The monk: a romance. By M. G. Lewis, Esq. M.P. In three volumes. ...
1797, printed for J. Bell
- The third edition.
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The monk: a romance. In two volumes. ...
1797, printed by William Porter, for the proprietors
Microform in English
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The monk: a romance. In three volumes. ...
1797, printed for J. Bell
Microform in English - [The third edition].
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[The monk: a romance. In three volumes. ... ].
1797, printed for J. Bell
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The monk: a romance. By M. G. Lewis, Esq. M.P. In three volumes. ...
1796, printed for J. Bell
Microform in English - The second edition.
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The monk: a romance. In two volumes. ...
1796, printed by Brett Smith, for P. Wogan, P. Byrne, W. Jones, and G. Folingsby
Microform in English
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The monk: a romance. In three volumes. ...
1796, printed for J. Bell
Microform in English
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The monk: a romance.
1796, Printed for J. Bell
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The monk.
1794, G. Purkess
in English

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