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The monk;

Author: M G Lewis; Louis F Peck
Publisher: New York, Grove Press [1952]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M G Lewis; Louis F Peck
OCLC Number: 5119347
Description: 477 pages facism. 23 cm
Responsibility: original text, variant readings, and "A note on the text" [by] Louis F. Peck. Introd. [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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