The Monk - The Penguin English Library (Paperback)
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The Monk - The Penguin English Library (Paperback)

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The Penguin English Library Edition of The Monk by Matthew Lewis 'He now saw himself stained with the most loathed and monstrous sins, the object of universal execration ... doomed to perish in tortures the most severe' Shocking, erotic and violent, The Monk is 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, yet this book also contains knowing parody of its own excesses as well as social comedy. Written by Matthew Lewis when he was only nineteen, it was a ground-breaking novel in the Gothic Horror genre and spawned hundreds of imitators, drawn in by its mixture of bloodshed, sex and scandal. The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141199467
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 308 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm

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“Forbidden desire...”

This book is a well paced narrative into doomed love.
Doomed for good intentions and bad people or otherwise...
There is more psychology to this than you may otherwise believe; the spectres of what is right and lawful... More

Paperback edition
26th August 2013
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“The Monk”

Paperback edition
16th January 2011
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“plain and simple”

this book is a little hard to separate its poetry and prose and you have to remember what it is you are reading as you find you are still reading poetry and it isn't it's prose.
Don't let that put you... More

Paperback edition
7th March 2011
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