The Monk

The Monk

eBook - 2015
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In what is widely considered to be the first Gothic novel, a monk must resist a temptation that could consume his soul. Ambrosio has developed a reputation across Madrid for his piety and selflessness in his role as a monk. Left on the abbey's doorstep as a child, Ambrosio took quickly to monastic life, and his fellow monks pronounced him a gift from the Virgin Mary. Despite his virtue, his status as the abbey's favorite son is put in jeopardy with the arrival of Matilda, a woman with a terrible secret who disguises herself as a monk to be closer to Ambrosio. A sensational Gothic horror novel that is as stunning to readers today as it was two hundred years ago, The Monk is a shocking rumination of the nature of good and evil, and a morality tale that explicitly details the consequences of desire. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller, 2015
ISBN: 9781497684331
Branch Call Number: FICTION Lew
Description: 1 online resource (386 pages)
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)


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The Monk is a violent tale of ambition, murder, and incest. The great struggle between maintaining monastic vows and fulfilling personal ambitions leads its main character, the monk Ambrosio, to temptation and the breaking of his vows, thento sexual obsession and rape, and finally to murder in or... Read More »

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rberardinelli Nov 07, 2016

At times the book can be a chore, but it's also brutal and violent and well-written. A must for anyone who wants to read more Gothic fiction or already is a Gothic fiction fan. Even by today's standards, this book is shocking.

JahmeekCrazykid Dec 28, 2011

lmao he looks so old <3

Feb 22, 2011

I read this book for a first year university course. I found it fascinating and intriguing. Made me think about a lot of things, but mostly of the idea that God can forgive you for anything, just so long as you don't forsake him. A brilliant read.


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