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The Monk Matthew Gregory Lewis

The Monk By Matthew Gregory Lewis

The Monk by Matthew Gregory Lewis


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Summary

The main plot of the Gothic novel, 'The Monk', concerns Ambrosio, an abbot of irreproachable holiness, who is seduced by a woman disguised as a novice, and who goes on to sell his soul to the Devil. An extravagant blend of sex, death, politics, Satanism and poetry.

The Monk Summary

The Monk by Matthew Gregory Lewis

The Monk is the most sensational of Gothic novels. The main plot concerns Ambrosio, an abbot of irreproachable holiness, who is seduced by a woman (or perhaps a demon) disguised as a novice, and who goes on to sell his soul to the Devil. An extravagant blend of sex, death, politics, Satanism, and poetry, the work greatly appealed to the Marquis de Sade.

The Broadview edition includes a critical introduction and appendices of historical materials that address the novel's literary sources (in English, German, and Greek literature), historical contexts (the French Revolution, slavery and abolition debates, sexuality), critical reception, and influence.

The Monk Reviews

This is an essential edition. Its ample coverage of critical reception, cultural responses and historical context does full justice to the profound intertextuality of The Monk. - Angela Wright, University of Sheffield

This is a superb edition of a still stunning novel. It's hard to imagine how the informative, witty introduction could be bettered, and the very helpful appendices will send readers in all the right directions. - Ian Balfour, York University, Toronto

About Matthew Gregory Lewis

The late D.L. Macdonald was a Professor of English at the University of Calgary. He was the author of Poor Polidori: A Critical Biography of the Author of The Vampyre (University of Toronto Press, 1991) and Monk Lewis: A Critical Biography (University of Toronto Press, 2000).

Kathleen Scherf is Dean of the Faculty of Communication and Culture at the University of Calgary. She is the editor of Collected Poems of Malcolm Lowry (University of British Columbia Press, 1992).

Together they are the editors of the Broadview editions of Mary Wollstonecraft's The Vindications (1997) and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1999).

Additional information

GOR004688311
9781551112275
1551112272
The Monk by Matthew Gregory Lewis
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Broadview Press Ltd
20031126
479
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