The Monk - a Romance by Matthew Gregory Lewis

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Number of Pages422
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ISBN 101591094607
ISBN 109781591094609
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Just as well I suppose as The Monk: A Romance took me 48 days to read, mostly as an audiobook I was listening to in the bus on my two hours commutes to work. Ah, but those were vastly amusing bus journeys thanks to this outrageously fun, (unintentionally) silly book/5.

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Price New from Used from Kindle "Please retry" $ — — Paperback "Please retry" $ $ — Paperback, Octo /5(3). The Monk (first issued in three volumes in ) by Matthew Lewis () is one of the pinnacles of the Gothic literary movement.

Given the age of the work, The Monk is surprisingly highly readable yet today and Lewis opens the book with a stunning contrast/5(32). The Monk (first issued in three volumes in ) by Matthew Lewis () is one of the pinnacles of the Gothic literary movement. Given the age of the work, The Monk is surprisingly highly readable yet today and Lewis opens the book with a stunning contrast.4/5().

THE MONK A ROMANCE by MATTHEW LEWIS Somnia, terrores magicos, miracula, sagas, Nocturnos lemures, portentaque. Horat. Dreams, magic terrors, spells of mighty power, Witches, and ghosts who rove at midnight hour. PREFACE IMITATION OF HORACE Ep. Methinks, Oh. vain ill-judging Book, I see thee cast a wishful look.

55 rows    This book is intended for students of Gothic Literature and eighteenth. The Monk: A Romance by M.G. Lewis is interesting to say the least. I read this book expecting a romantic journey through a monk’s struggles with faith and love, etc. But instead I was met with violence, rape, murder, and most shocking of all, incest.

These things were certainly dramatic enough to keep me reading, but the overall way the book /5(2). Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg.

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24 rows  Matthew Gregory Lewis's The Monk: A Romance is a story of frustrated and unrequited. The Monk A Romance. Matthew Gregory Lewis. And I am very surprised, I didn't expect it to be a good book, but it really kept my attention and actually spooked me out towards the end. One of the best books I have ever read.

Extremely intense, I might need to sleep with the lights on tonight, lol. The Monk; a romance - Kindle edition by Lewis, M. (Matthew Gregory). Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Monk; a romance.4/5().

‎"The Monk" is Matthew G. Lewis's novel which is the tale of a monk who is tempted by carnal desire and led down a ruinous path of ungodliness. Ambrosio, a pious, well-respected monk in Spain, is lustfully tempted by his pupil, Matilda, a woman who has disguised herself as a monk.

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'Few could sustain the glance of his eye, at once fiery and penetrating'Savaged by critics for its supposed profanity and obscenity, and bought in large numbers by readers eager to see whether it lived up to its lurid reputation, The Monk became a succès de scandale when it was published in - not least because its author was a member of parliament and only twenty years old.1/5(10).

LibriVox recording of The Monk: A Romance. Read by James K. White. Matthew Gregory Lewis's The Monk: A Romance is a story of frustrated and unrequited desire between mentor and pupil mixed with elements of the supernatural.

It includes several subplots: rape, torture and incest. The Monk: A Romance is a Gothic novel by Matthew Gregory Lewis, published in A quickly written book from early in Lewis's career (in one letter he claimed to have written it in ten weeks, but other correspondence suggests that he had at least started it, or something similar, a couple of years earlier), it was published before he turned : The Monk: A Romance - Paperback - - - Due to increased order volume, orders placed from Nov 10th will be delivered within working days.

Our Bookstores / Timings. Download book The Monk: A Romance (by M. Lewis) epub, pdf, mobi, fb2. '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 1/5(10). The Monk is a novel by Matthew Lewis. The Monk study guide contains a biography of Matthew Lewis, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis.

The monk: a romance. In three volumes. [pt.2], M. (Matthew Gregory) Lewis. The monk: a romance. In three volumes. Lewis, M. (Matthew Gregory), 5/5(2). A masterpiece of the Gothic genre, The Monk tells the story of the Capuchin friar Ambrosio and his fall from grace through desire, greed and lust.

Favourably reviewed at first, the novel was later so widely and raucously denounced for its perceived licentiousness, blasphemy and Pages:   The Monk A Romance. Matthew Gregory Lewis. And I am very surprised, I didn't expect it to be a good book, but it really kept my attention and actually spooked me out towards the end.

One of the best books I have ever read. Extremely intense, I /5(63). The Monk: A Romance quantity Unsurprisingly, amidst this furore, the book was immensely popular with the reading public.

Suffused with eroticism, and focusing on the corrupting influence of power, The Monk pioneered a shocking new form of Gothic novel. 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.

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Description. Matthew Lewis’s novel The Monk () marked a turning point in the history of Gothic literature. With its emphasis firmly on the horrific and the shocking, the book moved Gothic away from the gentle terrors of earlier authors such as Horace Walpole and, instead, confronted readers with an onslaught of horror in the form of spectral bleeding nuns, mob violence, murder, sorcery.

Matthew Gregory Lewis's The Monk: A Romance is a story of frustrated and unrequited desire between mentor and pupil mixed with elements of the supernatural. It includes several subplots: rape, torture, incest and demonic plots.

It is the old story of the forces of good versus the forces of evil, except that in this one evil comes out ahead/5(K). The Monk: A Romance tells the story of a monk named Ambrosio, who gives in to his desires and consorts with the Devil, committing murder and rape to satisfy his impulses.

Although the novel was condemned for its anticlericalism and many violent and sexual scenes when it was first published init was admired by important literary figures. One of the most extravagantly dark works of Gothic fiction ever written in English, admired by the likes of Lord Byron and the Marquis de Sade, The Monk drew a firestorm of criticism when it was published in Contemporaries condemned it as "lewd," "libidinous and impious." "Lust, murder, incest, and every atrocity that can disgrace human nature," one critic cried, "brought together /5(53).

Calling all Gothic Novel fans: you have to read The Monk - this is the Texas Chainsaw Massacre of Gothic novels which will "unjade" the most jaded. Ambrosio, the abbot, is the perfect monk, head of an abbey in Madrid, and the idol of the city, a young, handsome, charismatic man, with a spellbinding voice, that thrills the congregation at his.

I discovered this book years ago, quite by accident, while browsing at a bookstore. What a lovely discovery. The Monk Downstairs is basically a love story: a jaded, smart single mom (Rebecca) with all the kooky baggage that comes with that title rents an extra room to a kind, spiritually lost, wanderer (Mike) who turns out to be a runaway monk with a penchant for gardening, cigarettes /5().

‎Matthew Gregory Lewis's The Monk: A Romance is a story of frustrated and unrequited desire between mentor and pupil mixed with elements of the supernatural. It includes several subplots: rape, torture and incest.

It is the old story of the forces of good versus the forces of evil, except that in 5/5(1). The Monk: A Romance (Gothic Classics) (Hardcover) Average Rating: () stars out of 5 stars 29 ratings, based on 29 reviews. Write a review. M G Lewis. Walmart # The Monk is the equivalent in book form of a rave party on crack thrown in the most respectable of cathedrals/5(29).

Matthew Gregory Lewis () was educated at Oxford, after which he held a position in the British Embassy at The Hague. It was there that he wrote The Monk, under the influence of the early German publication in was highly controversial, due to both Lewis' new status as MP and the novel itself, which many critics savaged for its supposed profanity and obscenity.1/5(10).

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[M G Lewis; David Lorne Macdonald; Kathleen Dorothy Scherf] -- "The Monk is the most sensational of Gothic novels. The main plot concerns Ambrosio, an abbot of irreproachable holiness, who is seduced by a woman (or perhaps a demon) disguised as a novice, and who.

Those approaching The Monk will likely do so in full knowledge of its reputation. Regarded as a quintessential Gothic novel and a particularly transgressive one at that, nowadays this book will mostly appeal to those with an interest in the genre.

So what to expect from the book. Transgressive it may be, but The Monk is is still a product of 4/5(). Books shelved as monks: A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr., The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco, World Without End by Ken Follett, Thief of. Find books like The Monk from the world’s largest community of readers.

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