The Monk

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Set in the sinister monastery of the Capuchins in Madrid, The Monk is a violent tale of ambition, murder, and incest.

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The great struggle between maintaining monastic vows and fulfilling personal ambitions leads its main character, the monk Ambrosio, to temptation and the breaking of his vows, then to sexual obsession and rape, and finally to murder in order to conceal his guilt. The only edition of this key gothic novel available, The Monk now offers a new introduction and notes that make it especially accessible to the modern reader.

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Author Matthew Lewis / Emma McEvoy (editor)
Publisher Oxford University Press
Page Count 496pp
Publication Size 5.25 x 7.75
Publication Notes softcover
Publication Date May 2008
ISBN 978-0199535682

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