A spellbinding Gothic novel, The Monk is Matthew Lewis' most famous work. First published in 1796 and set in a sinister Capuchin monastery in Madrid, this violent tale of ambition, murder, and incest focuses on a monk's struggle to maintain his monastic vows in the face of temptation and sexual obsession. "...rich, powerful, and fervid." — Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
December 12, 2003  |  320 pages
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