The Monk.

By: Lewis, Matthew Gregory

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Grading: A little spine lean, page edges a little browned, a VG copy.


Classic gothic supernatural novel of the late 18th century of the corruption and downfall of the monk Ambrosio, and his interactions with the demon in disguise Matilda and the virtuous maiden Antonia.

''UK novelist, playwright and translator (1775-1818), best-known as the author of the archetypally lurid Gothic novel THE MONK: A ROMANCE (1796; expanded but bowdlerized 1798; vt Ambrosio, or The Monk 1798 US; vt Rosario, or The Female Monk US). The bibliography of this work is complicated, many abridged and chapbook editions reprinting sections of the text under various combinations of the titles The Castle of Lindenburg, The Legend of the Bleeding Nun and The History of Raymond and Agnes; this element of the text was also dramatized as Raymond and Agnes (c1820 chap). Most 20th-century editions restore the passages censored from the 1798 version'' (Brian Stableford/Encyclopedia of Fantasy).

Title: The Monk.

Author Name: Lewis, Matthew Gregory

Categories: COLLECTABLE PAPERBACKS,

Publisher: Bestseller Library/Paul Elek: London.: 1960.

Binding: Paperback original.

Grading: A little spine lean, page edges a little browned, a VG copy.

Seller ID: 13768