The Monk

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The Monk was so highly popular that it seemed to create an epoch in our literature - 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 struggle between maintaining monastic vows and fulfilling personal ambitions leads its main character, the monk Ambrosio, to temptation and the breaking The Monk was so highly popular that it seemed to create an epoch in our literature - 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 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 he work of Ann Radcliffe, Lewis produced his masterpiece at the age of 19. It contains many typical Gothic elements - seduction in a monastery, lustful monks, evil abbesses, bandits an beautiful heroines. But Lewis also played with convention, ranging from gruesome realism to social comedy, and even parodied the genre in which he was writing. This Edition Includes: Introduction * Textual note * Bibliography Chronology * Explanatory notes Cover illustration: detail from Portrait of an Ecclesiastic c.1480, anonymous artist.

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The Monk was so highly popular that it seemed to create an epoch in our literature - 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 struggle between maintaining monastic vows and fulfilling personal ambitions leads its main character, the monk Ambrosio, to temptation and the breaking The Monk was so highly popular that it seemed to create an epoch in our literature - 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 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 he work of Ann Radcliffe, Lewis produced his masterpiece at the age of 19. It contains many typical Gothic elements - seduction in a monastery, lustful monks, evil abbesses, bandits an beautiful heroines. But Lewis also played with convention, ranging from gruesome realism to social comedy, and even parodied the genre in which he was writing. This Edition Includes: Introduction * Textual note * Bibliography Chronology * Explanatory notes Cover illustration: detail from Portrait of an Ecclesiastic c.1480, anonymous artist.
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Title The Monk Height 19.6
Matthew Lewis Width 2.3
ISBN-13 9780199535682 Binding Paperback
ISBN-10 #019953568X Spine Width
Publisher a Group Pages 496
Edition 2010 Availability Out Of Stock

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