When Matthew Lewis's The Monk was published in 1796, readers were shocked by this gripping and horrific novel. Lewis's story, which drove the House of Commons--of which he was a member--to deem him licentious and perverse, follows the abbot Ambrosio as he is tempted into a world of incest, murder, and torture by a young girl who has concealed herself in his monastery disguised as a boy. As Ambrosio spirals into hell, the reader encounters an array of haunting characters: the innocent virgin, the Bleeding Nun, the Wandering Jew, an evil prioress, and Lucifer himself. This Modern Library Paperback Classic, set from the unexpurgated first edition of 1796, brings to a new generation of readers a timeless classic of gothic fiction that has influenced writers from Byron and Emily Bront#65533; to Poe and Hawthorne.
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|author||Lewis, M. G. (Matthew Gregory), 1775-1818.|
|author_display||Lewis, M. G|
|detailed_location_school||Antioch High - Teen Fiction|
|display_description||Presents the story of an abbot, Ambrosio, as he is tempted into a world of incest, murder, and torture by a young girl who has hidden herself in the monastery disguised as a boy.|
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|record_details||ils:CARL0000617571|Book|Books|Modern Library pbk. ed.|English|Modern Library,||xxiii, 364 p. ; 21 cm.|
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|series||The Modern Library classics|
|series_with_volume||The Modern Library classics|
|subject_facet||Gothic fiction, Horror fiction, Madrid (Spain) -- Fiction, Monks -- Fiction|
|title_full||The monk / Matthew Lewis ; introduction by Hugh Thomas ; notes by Audrey Bilger|