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978-0-375-75916-1 / 9780375759161

The Monk (Modern Library Classics)

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Publisher:Modern Library

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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When Matthew Lewiss The Monk was published in 1796, readers were shocked by this gripping and horrific novel. Lewiss story, which drove the House of Commonsof which he was a memberto 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 Brontė to Poe and Hawthorne.

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