The Monk (Paperback)

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A spellbinding Gothic novel, "The Monk" is Matthew Lewis' most famous work. First published in 1796 and set in a sinister Capuchin monastery in Madrid, this violent tale of ambition, murder, and incest focuses on a monk's struggle to maintain his monastic vows in the face of temptation and sexual obsession. ..".rich, powerful, and fervid." Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

About the Author

Lewis was a diplomat and member of Parliament. He died of yellow fever on a return trip from his Jamaican estates in 1818.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780486432144
ISBN-10: 0486432149
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: December 12th, 2003
Pages: 291
Language: English