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The Resource The monk : a romance, Matthew Lewis ; edited with an introduction and notes by Christopher MacLachlan

The monk : a romance, Matthew Lewis ; edited with an introduction and notes by Christopher MacLachlan

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The monk : a romance
Title
The monk
Title remainder
a romance
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Lewis ; edited with an introduction and notes by Christopher MacLachlan
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Savaged by critics for its supposed profanity and obscenity, and bought in large numbers by readers eager to see whether it lived up to its lurid reputation, The Monk became a succès de scandale when it was published in 1796--not least because its author was a member of parliament and only twenty years old. It recounts the diabolical decline of Ambrosio, a Capuchin superior, who succumbs first to temptations offered by a young girl who has entered his monastery disguised as a boy, and continues his descent with increasingly depraved acts of sorcery, murder, incest and torture. Combining sensationalism with acute psychological insight, this masterpiece of Gothic fiction is a powerful exploration of how violent and erotic impulses can break through the barriers of social and moral restraint. This edition is based on the first edition of 1796, which appeared before Lewis's revisions to avoid charges of blasphemy. In his introduction, Christopher MacLachlan discusses the novel's place within the Gothic genre, and its themes of sexual desire and the abuse of power."--Publisher description
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DLC
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1775-1818
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Lewis, M. G.
Dewey number
823/.7
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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MacLachlan, C. J. M
Series statement
Penguin classics
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  • Monks
  • Madrid (Spain)
  • Monks
  • Spain
Label
The monk : a romance, Matthew Lewis ; edited with an introduction and notes by Christopher MacLachlan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm40759412
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 385 pages
Isbn
9780140436037
Lccn
99236098
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780140436037
System control number
(OCoLC)40759412
Label
The monk : a romance, Matthew Lewis ; edited with an introduction and notes by Christopher MacLachlan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm40759412
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 385 pages
Isbn
9780140436037
Lccn
99236098
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780140436037
System control number
(OCoLC)40759412

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