The monk: a romance. By M. G. Lewis, Esq. M.P. In three volumes. ... The third edition. Volume 1 of 3

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The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind. Now for the first time these high-quality digital copies of original 18th century manuscripts are available in print, making them highly accessible to libraries, undergraduate students, and independent scholars.
Western literary study flows out of eighteenth-century works by Alexander Pope, Daniel Defoe, Henry Fielding, Frances Burney, Denis Diderot, Johann Gottfried Herder, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and others. Experience the birth of the modern novel, or compare the development of language using dictionaries and grammar discourses.
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T108214

This first issue bears advertisements for two books on p.[316] of vol.3.

London : printed for J. Bell, 1797. 3v. ; 12°
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  • ISBN-13: 9781140989486
  • Publisher: Gale ECCO, Print Editions
  • Publication date: 5/28/2010
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.52 (d)

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  • Posted February 23, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    Anti-Catholic Gothic Novel

    I read The Monk as part of the required reading for my Gothic Fictions class in college. The books in my recommended reading list are all related to the gothic theme of the class. The Broadview edition is excellent for literary study. In the introduction, the editors explain many of the influences on Lewis when he wrote The Monk, which include the French Revolution, Goethe's Faustus, Burke's Sublime and Beautiful, and--just in case you didn't get enough from other novels--there's even some Oedipus influence, as well. The criticisms and letters in the back help one to understand the outrage and censorship of the book in late 18th century Europe. It was not well received by many in power. As far as the story itself, the overall tone of the book definitely has an anti-Catholic theme. Lewis was raised a Protestant, so he supported the French Revolution, but he was also concerned with its excesses. The revolution and excesses of both Ambrosio and Agnes parallel his sentiment about the French Revolution. The weaving of the main plot and subplot made the reading at times a bit dense, although there were several good parts. Lewis did a very nice job of incorporating Burke's sublime and beautiful techniques, such as using obscurity when describing the sublime, and there were parts about the ghost of the bleeding nun that sent chills up my spine as I read it. Overall, I liked the book, but I'm not easily offended by this sort of stuff. However, if a monk breaking his vows and committing all sorts of crimes, including rape and murder, might offend you, this probably isn't the book for you.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2012

    Campy, Fun, and Generally Melodramatic

    After I got used to the old-style grammar (shot-gun commas, non-standard spelling, and Drive-By Capitalization), I really enjoyed this book. It's campy and overly melodramatic, but that just adds to its charm. If you've got a few hours to kill and don't mind a few subplots that have nodding acquaintances with each other, I recommend this. It tickles me that the author was only 19 when he wrote this and people are still reading it a couple of centuries later.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2012

    Neal to Magatron

    Sweet you are so lucky. I want to go see it. It comes out on the 23rd my birthday!!!!!!!!!

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 9, 2011

    A Great Book

    I really loved this book. I was upset that it had to end. Maybe I will read it again someday. You should get it and read it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2005

    the best book I've ever read

    This novel is both intriguing and disturbing at the same time. Ambrosio's character is one to be pitied and learned from. His one fatal flaw-hubris-ultimately led to his downfall. Following his descention into hell is a most disturbing experience for the reader.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2003

    A classic

    'The Monk' has all the elements of a good adventure, including good twists and the ability to shock and surprise, which I did not expect for a book written in 1796. Highly recommended.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2002

    A Gothic Novel that will keep your attention!

    'The Monk' starts out slow, but once you get into it it takes you on a whirlwind of vanity, piousness, deception and the failings of humanity while at the same time leaves you with faith for the greater good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2000

    Outstanding

    This book was great. The beginning is a little slow, but once the plot falls into place the ending will shock you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2000

    very predictable

    this was an interesting book, however by reading simply the back cover all was to predictable, except for Matilda.

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