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The Monk

Tells the story of Ambrosio, torn between his spiritual vows and the temptations of physical pleasure. His internal battle leads to sexual obsession, rape and murder.

Portrait

Matthew Gregory Lewis (1775-1818) was educated at Oxford, after which he held a position in the British Embassy at The Hague. It was there that he wrote The Monk, under the influence of the early German romantics. Its publication in 1796 was highly controversial, due to both Lewis' new status as MP and the novel itself, which many critics savaged for its supposed profanity and obscenity. A masterpiece of Gothic fiction, The Monk was revised after first publication to avoid charges of blasphemy. This edition features the original, unrevised 1796 text.

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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 448
Erscheinungsdatum 28.06.2012
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-14-119946-7
Reihe The Penguin English Library
Verlag Penguin Books Ltd
Maße (L/B/H) 133/196/21 mm
Gewicht 308
Buch (Taschenbuch, Englisch)
Fr. 14.90
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