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The Resource The monk : a romance, Matthew Lewis ; edited with an introduction and notes by Christopher Maclcachlan

The monk : a romance, Matthew Lewis ; edited with an introduction and notes by Christopher Maclcachlan

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The monk : a romance
Title
The monk
Title remainder
a romance
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Lewis ; edited with an introduction and notes by Christopher Maclcachlan
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eng
Summary
"Savaged by critics for its supposed profanity and obscenity, and bought in large numbers by readers eager to see whether it lived up to its lurid reputation, The Monk became a succès de scandale when it was published in 1796--not least because its author was a member of parliament and only twenty years old. It recounts the diabolical decline of Ambrosio, a Capuchin superior, who succumbs first to temptations offered by a young girl who has entered his monastery disguised as a boy, and continues his descent with increasingly depraved acts of sorcery, murder, incest and torture. Combining sensationalism with acute psychological insight, this masterpiece of Gothic fiction is a powerful exploration of how violent and erotic impulses can break through the barriers of social and moral restraint. This edition is based on the first edition of 1796, which appeared before Lewis's revisions to avoid charges of blasphemy. In his introduction, Christopher MacLachlan discusses the novel's place within the Gothic genre, and its themes of sexual desire and the abuse of power."--Publisher description
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UkLiU
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1775-1818
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Lewis, M. G.
LC call number
PR4887
LC item number
.M7 1998
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MacLachlan, C. J. M
Series statement
Penguin classics
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Monks
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The monk : a romance, Matthew Lewis ; edited with an introduction and notes by Christopher Maclcachlan
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. xxiv-xxvi)
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
0140436030
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 385 p.
Isbn
9780140436037
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Label
The monk : a romance, Matthew Lewis ; edited with an introduction and notes by Christopher Maclcachlan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. xxiv-xxvi)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
0140436030
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 385 p.
Isbn
9780140436037
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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