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Lewis, M. G. (Matthew Gregory) 1775-1818

Overview
Works: 1,076 works in 3,725 publications in 12 languages and 34,862 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Domestic drama  Biography  Gothic fiction  Tragedies (Drama)  History  Historical drama  Coming-of-age drama 
Roles: Author, Translator, Librettist, Lyricist, Editor, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Honoree, Creator, Dubious author, Contributor, Conceptor, Compiler, Adapter
Classifications: PR4887, 823.7
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The monk by M. G Lewis( )

590 editions published between 1794 and 2018 in 12 languages and held by 8,877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The monk, Ambrosio is abandoned by his parents as an infant. Raised in a monastery, he is a religious fast-tracker taught to disdain sin and hold himself up as a model of purity, untempted by secular pleasure. In Madrid, as the novel begins, he is the young abbot, leader of a monastery. A mesmerizing public speaker, Ambrosio becomes proud and vain, as his popular weekly sermons quickly raise him to the status of an idol. Mischief and misfortunes ensue as Ambrosio's real virtues are put to the test
The castle spectre : a drama, in five acts : as performed at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane by M. G Lewis( )

49 editions published between 1798 and 2018 in English and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The castle spectre : a drama in five acts by M. G Lewis( )

120 editions published between 1798 and 2010 in English and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adelgitha, or, The fruits of a single error : a tragedy, in five acts by M. G Lewis( Book )

60 editions published between 1608 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scene is set as Otranto and the Action passes in the Year 1080
Tales of wonder; by M. G Lewis( Book )

56 editions published between 1801 and 2016 in English and German and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bravo of Venice : a romance by Heinrich Zschokke( Book )

31 editions published between 1804 and 2011 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who is the Bravo of Venice? Count Rosalvo is ordered to destroy the mysterious Bravo, a one-eyed assassin. The Count's love for the doge's niece tells him to follow that order, but what about his own dark secret? Adapted from J.H.D. Zschokke's work Aballino, Der Grosse Bandit ; The Bravo of Venice is captivating reading for fans of Gothic horror
The monk : a romance. In three volumes. by M. G Lewis( )

33 editions published between 1796 and 1832 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Timour the Tartar : a grand romantic melo drama in two acts by M. G Lewis( Book )

40 editions published between 1811 and 1982 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alfonso, King of Castile : a tragedy, in five acts by M. G Lewis( Book )

38 editions published between 1801 and 2010 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The monk : a romance. In two volumes. by M. G Lewis( )

24 editions published between 1796 and 1808 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rivers; : or, The East Indian: a comedy in five acts, as performed at the Theatre-Royal, Drury-Lane, by M. G Lewis( )

27 editions published between 1800 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journal of a West India proprietor, kept during a residence in the island of Jamaica by M. G Lewis( )

61 editions published between 1834 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matthew 'Monk' Lewis (1775-1818) is best known as a writer of plays and 'Gothic' novels such as The Monk (from which he acquired his nickname). On the death of his father in 1812, he inherited a large fortune, including estates in Jamaica. He spent four months there in 1815, during which time much of this Journal of a West India Proprietor was written. He became interested in the condition of the slaves on his estates, and on returning to England made contact with William Wilberforce and other abolitionists. The improvements he made on his own estates were unpopular with other landholders, but foreshadowed the reforms of the 1830s, when the Journal was published. He revisited the island in 1817, but died of yellow fever on the way home. S. T. Coleridge regarded the Journal as Lewis' best work, and the one most likely to be of lasting value
The East Indian : a comedy, in five acts. : As performed at the Theatre-Royal, Drury-Lane. by M. G Lewis( )

23 editions published in 1800 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ambrosio, or the monk : a romance. By M.G. Lewis, Esq. M.P. In three volumes. by M. G Lewis( )

18 editions published between 1798 and 1800 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adelmorn, the outlaw : a romantic drama, in three acts : first performed at Drury Lane theatre, London, May 4, 1801 by M. G Lewis( Book )

39 editions published between 1801 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The love of gain: a poem. Imitated from the thirteenth satire of Juvenal by M. G Lewis( )

18 editions published between 1799 and 1994 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adelmorn, the outlaw : a dramatic romance, in three acts : as performed at the theatres, New-York and Drury-Lane by M. G Lewis( Book )

13 editions published between 1805 and 1976 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abællino, the bravo of Venice : a romance by Heinrich Zschokke( Book )

19 editions published between 1809 and 1973 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The castle spectre : a drama, in five acts : as performed at the New York and Philadelphia theatres by M. G Lewis( Book )

11 editions published between 1808 and 1979 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plays by Friedrich Schiller( Book )

28 editions published between 1797 and 2011 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two late-eighteenth-century dramas by a German poet, philosopher, and historian. Intrigue and Love is an early work (1783) of class conflict and social protest. Don Carlos (1787) is a tragedy reflecting the dramatist's love for a married woman. In these dramas, Schiller voices his opposition to tyranny and appeals for more idealistic goals and humanitarian ways
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The monk
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Tales of wonder;The bravo of Venice : a romanceJournal of a West India proprietor, kept during a residence in the island of JamaicaJournal of a West India proprietor, kept during a residence in the island of JamaicaThe haunted castle; a study of the elements of English romanticismTheorizing a colonial Caribbean-Atlantic imaginary : sugar and ObeahThe life and correspondence of M.G. Lewis, author of "The Monk," "Castle Spectre," &c. : with many pieces in prose and verse, never before published
Alternative Names
B. George Lewis

George Lewis

Levis, P.

Lewis.

Lewis 1775-1818

Lewis, B. George

Lewis, G. M. (Esquire)

Lewis, M. G.

Lewis, M.G. 1775-1817

Lewis M. G. 1775-1818

Lewis, M. G. (Matthew Gregory), 1775-1818

Lewis, Mathew

Lewis, Mathew Gregory, 1775-1818

Lewis, Mathurin Jerzy.

Lewis Matthew

Lewis, Matthew 1775-1817

Lewis, Matthew 1775-1818

Lewis, Matthew G.

Lewis, Matthew G. 1775-1818

Lewis, Matthew Gregory

Lewis (Matthew Gregory), 1775-1818

Lewis, Monk.

Lewis, Monk 1775-1818

Matthaeus Gregorius Lewis

Matthew Gregory Lewis

Matthew Gregory Lewis anglický spisovatel a dramatik

Matthew Gregory Lewis écrivain britannique

Matthew Gregory Lewis English novelist and dramatist

Matthew Gregory Lewis romancier et dramaturge anglais

Matthew Gregory Lewis romanziere e drammaturgo britannico

Matthew Lewis auteur

Matthew Lewis britischer Schriftsteller

Monk Lewis

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Languages
English (1,229)

French (92)

German (36)

Spanish (29)

Chinese (11)

Polish (11)

Irish (3)

Urdu (1)

Italian (1)

Slovak (1)

Catalan (1)

Czech (1)