The Monk

The Monk

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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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Mon, 30 Aug 2010 20:41:10 +0200

I love this book. It's very intriguing. It reads like a movie since the writing is so visual, exciting and complex.

Sat, 24 Mar 2007 21:53:38 +0100

An excellent gothic novel. Very similar to Jan Potocki's "The Manuscript Found in Saragossa", this is a classic tale of both supernatural beings and love.

Book Details  

Language: English

Published in: 1796

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


Copyright: Public Domain

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