The Monk by Matthew Lewis & Hugh Thomas
(Modern Library Classics)

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See Reader Rating

Synopsis

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 Brontë to Poe and Hawthorne.


From the Trade Paperback edition.
 

About Matthew Lewis & Hugh Thomas

See more books from this Author
Hugh Thomas (Lord Thomas of Swynnerton) is widely known for his work on the history of Spain, including his epic masterpiece The Spanish Civil War, available as a Modern Library Paperback.From the Trade Paperback edition.
 
Published December 1, 2007 by Grove Press. 452 pages
Genres: Horror, Literature & Fiction, History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

Reader Rating for The Monk
80%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 93 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review
×