The Monk

The Monk

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Lust, sorcery and torture - the secrets of a Spanish monastery. Ambrosio, a pious monk, finds himself drawn to his pupil, Matilda, a young woman in disguise. Unable to control himself, he sates his lust, and soon tires of her. But Matilda has more than her body to offer: using black magic, she will help Ambrosio seduce the innocent Antonia. As his desperate acts become more and more depraved, it becomes clear that Matilda is not everything she seems. And Ambrosio's damnation may be closer than he feared...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 111 x 181 x 33mm | 326g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141191961
  • 9780141191966
  • 56,862

About Matthew Lewis

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 in 1794, that he wrote the racy novel The Monk, under the influence of the early German romantics. Its controversial publication in 1796, due to Lewis' new status as MP, earned him fame and the book a great deal of popularity.
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17,670 ratings
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4 35% (6,168)
3 25% (4,352)
2 8% (1,397)
1 3% (535)
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