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The Monk

CD - unabridged
(13 CDs)
Product Number: CX2363
Released: 01 Sep, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781471241000
Narrator(s): Nigel Carrington
Publisher: W F Howes
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The Monk is a violent tale of ambition, murder, and incest. The great struggle between maintaining monastic vows and fulfilling personal ambitions leads the monk Ambrosio, into temptation and the breaking of his vows, then to sexual obsession and rape, and finally to murder in order to conceal his guilt. Written when Matthew Lewis was only 19, The Monk was criticised when first published in 1796 for its lewdness and impiety, but this criticism only added to its popularity

Author(s): Matthew Lewis
Genre: Classics, Horror
Original Publish Date: 01 Sep, 2013

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Large Print
Author(s): Matthew Lewis
Genre: Classics, Horror
Product Number LP3011
Released: 01 Aug, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781471239854

Professional reviews

"A masterpiece of Gothic horror, The Monk plays with the conventions of the popular novels of its time, at once both shocking and satirical ‘A black engine of sex and the supernatural that changed the genre - and the novel itself - forever.’ STEPHEN KING"

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