The Monk by Matthew Gregory Lewis
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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.

About Matthew Gregory Lewis

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Lewis was a diplomat and member of Parliament. He died of yellow fever on a return trip from his Jamaican estates in 1818.
Published March 2, 2012 by Dover Publications. 320 pages
Genres: Horror, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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