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One of the most extravagantly dark works of Gothic fiction ever written in English, admired by the likes of Lord Byron and the Marquis de Sade, The Monk drew a firestorm of criticism when it was published in 1796. Contemporaries condemned it as "lewd ...Continua
Tomatello
Wrote 12/21/15
The Monk, a masterpieces of gothic literature, set in the Middle Age, where characters are priests, religious authorities who are often involved in dark stories made of corruption, sex and countless temptations. Matthew Gregory Lewis indeed, managed...Continua
It’s a Gothic novel published in 1796 and considered to be scandalous at the times. It is a long reading but really simple and linear. It makes you grin and smile for the “its ingenuosness” compared with nowadays parameters. I guess a kind of “book-...Continua
grimaud
Wrote 8/16/13
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Me ha gustado mucho. Lo mejor de todo es el personaje del monje Ambrosio que se ha convertido en uno de mis villanos favoritos, sin duda es el más salido. Me ha sorprendido lo explícita que es esta novela sexualmente hablando. Además El monje esta re...Continua
Arnifannar
Wrote 3/31/12
The Monk that couldn’t make up its mind about what it wanted to be about
I liked this book in the beginning, as it seemed to be developing a critical focus on the psychological effects that the sexually supressed lifestyle of the monastery has had on the title character of the book, while yet it was unclear in which direc...Continua
Ais Quin
Wrote 9/7/11
Despite being a little dispersive here and there and even too dismissive in some other passages - the star-crossed romance between Raymond and Agnes would require a book on its own -, The Monk is a great work of fiction, as darig, witty and engaging...Continua

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