The Monk

The Monk

The Monk is remembered for being one of the more lurid and "transgressive" of Gothic novels. It is also the first book to feature a priest as the villain.

The story concerns Ambrosio - a pious, well-respected monk in Spain - and his violent downfall.


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Language: English

Published in: 1796

Word count: 137,192 words (≈ about 9 hours)

Source: http://www.gutenberg.org

Copyright: Public Domain


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