The Monkby Matthew Gregory Lewis
The Monk is a Gothic novel by Matthew Gregory Lewis. The Monk is one of the more lurid and "transgressive" of Gothic novels. It is also the first book to feature a priest as the villain. Featuring demonic pacts, rape, incest, and such props as the Wandering Jew, ruined castles, and the Spanish Inquisition, The Monk serves more or less as a compendium of Gothic taste.
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