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The monk

Author: M G Lewis; Louis F Peck; John Berryman; Grove Press,
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, [1952] copyright 1952.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Erotica
Mystery and detective fiction
Science fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lewis, M.G. (Matthew Gregory), 1775-1818.
Monk.
New York, Grove Press [1952]
(OCoLC)563108478
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M G Lewis; Louis F Peck; John Berryman; Grove Press,
OCLC Number: 360506
Notes: A novel.
Includes half-title page.
Includes facsimile of original title page.
"The text followed herein is that first presented by 'Monk' Lewis himself--unexpurgated; and was prepared with precision by Louis F. Peck"--Page 7.
Originally published: London : Printed for J. Bell, 1797.
Description: 445 pages : facsimile ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction / John Berryman --
A note on the text / Louis F. Peck --
Preface. Imitation of Horace --
Table of the poetry --
Advertisement --
The Monk --
Appendix. A note on the variant readings / Louis F. Peck ; Variant readings.
Responsibility: Matthew G. Lewis ; original text, variant readings [edited by], and 'A note on the text' [by] Louis F. Peck ; introduction [by] John Berryman.

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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.

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