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Ambrosio; or, The monk.

Matthew Gregory Lewis

Ambrosio; or, The monk.

A romance.

by Matthew Gregory Lewis

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Published by by Samuel Etheridge, for Thomas & Andrews. Sold by them, the other booksellers, and S. Etheridge, in Boston; by I. Thomas, Worcester; by Thomas, Andrews & Penniman, Albany; by Thomas, Andrews & Butler, Baltimore; and by E.S. Thomas, Charleston, (S.C.) in Printed at Boston .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Other titlesMonk.
StatementBy M.G. Lewis, Esq. M.P. author of "Castle spectre," &c. &c. ; Three volumes in two. ; Vol. I[-II]
SeriesEarly American imprints -- no. 35729.
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination2 v.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14604165M

  Shocking, erotic and violent, The Monk is the story of Ambrosio, torn between his spiritual vows and the temptations of physical pleasure. His internal battle leads to sexual obsession, rape and murder, yet this book also contains knowing parody of its own excesses as well as social comedy.1/5(10). When Matthew Lewis’s The Monk was published in , readers were shocked by this gripping and horrific novel. Lewis’s story, which drove the House of Commons—of which he was a member—to deem him licentious and perverse, follows the abbot Ambrosio as he is tempted into a world of incest, murder, and torture by a young girl who has concealed herself in his monastery disguised as a boy.

And whether "The Monk" truly created an epoch in English literature, or merely marked the early apogee of a genre, it stands as a stunning example of the Gothic novel."The Monk" tells the story of Ambrosio, the ostensibly pious and deeply revered Abbot of the Capuchin monastery in . This book is character heavy and plot thin. It was difficult for me to relate the characters to each other. Lewis does make for a tidy ending though as the evil monk Ambrosio and his hench-lady, the Prioress, are executed. I guess there is nothing new under the sun because this book /5(76).

The Monk provides examples of. Abhorrent Admirer: Leonella is in love with the younger Don Christoval and is convinced he is in love with thinks she's a silly old spinster. Adaptational Heroism: In both movie adaptations Ambrosio is portrayed somewhat more sympathetically (in the movie he specifically asks Satan to heal Antonia's damaged mind). Father Ambrosio, the most pious and venerated monk in all of Madrid, is held as a paragon of virtue. But after 30 years of study and prayer, evil thoughts begin to permeate his mind. As two plots cleverly converge, torture, murder, incest, rape, poison, and magic prevail, sustained by an elegance in the writing of the year-old Matthew Lewis.


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M.G. LEWIS Ambrosio, or the MonkBrand: Zhingoora Books. Buy Ambrosio; or, The monk. A romance. by M. Lewis online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 0 edition - starting at $ Ambrosio is the abbot of the Capuchin monastery in Madrid.

He is beloved by his flock, and his renowned piety has earned him the nickname The Man of Holiness. Yet beneath the veneer of this. The Monk, Gothic novel by Matthew Gregory Lewis, published in The story’s violence and sexual content made it one of the era’s best-selling and most influential novels.

The novel is the story of a monk, Ambrosio, who is initiated into a life of depravity by Matilda, a woman who has disguised. Father Ambrosio, the most virtuous and learned monk in Madrid. He sentences Agnes de Medina to torture and death for adultery, and she calls upon him to remember her fate when he is tempted, as he.

Ambrosio, or, The monk, a romance. M G Lewis ; Pre Imprint Collection (Library of Congress) Add library to Favorites Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your. Ambrosio, the monk, draws enormous crowds to his sermons, but in a city where superstition reigns with such despotic sway as in Madrid, to seek for true devotion would be fruitless.

The gorgeous Madonna, the anxious novice and the reluctant nun understand more of the real passions unveiled in a Gothic tale of disguise, abduction, incest and murder. Today it is regarded as one of the finest Gothic horror novels ever written.

M.G. Lewis’s novel — written when he was only nineteen — centers on Ambrosio, a monk renowned for his piety, who finds himself faced with temptation when his passions are aroused by Matilda, a beautiful girl who has entered the monastery disguised as a boy.

While The Monk is primarily about Ambrosio’s downfall, it is a richer novel for the sub-plot. Parts of these are more vividly wrought than the monk vs. the devil idea, which can feel a little hackneyed.

Though of course, what feels clichéd to the modern. Ambrosio is the titular character and main protagonist of the Gothic horror novel The Monk by Matthew Gregory Lewis.

Whenever Father Ambrosio speaks in the church, all Madrid goes to hear him. He is the most learned, the most virtuous, and the most admired monk in the city.

The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. In its determination to preserve t. Ambrosio A monk of Madrid who is famous for his piety and elegant sermons.

As a child, he was left at the doorstep of the monastery and brought up by the monastics. Eventually, he becomes consumed with pride at his accomplishments, and falls prey to temptation at the hands of Matilda. The Monk is the most sensational of Gothic novels.

The main plot concerns Ambrosio, an abbot of irreproachable holiness, who is seduced by a woman (or perhaps a demon) disguised as a novice, and who goes on to sell his soul to the Devil. An extravagant blend of sex, death, politics, Satanism, and poetry, the work greatly appealed to the Marquis de Sade.5/5(1).

Get this from a library. Ambrosio, or, The monk, a romance. [M G Lewis]. Ambrosio Or The Monk V1: A Romance () by Matthew Gregory Lewis. Kessinger Publishing, LLC. Noble and devout, Ambrosio is the abbot of a Spanish monastery who spends his days in prayer.

However, his monastery is harboring a malevolent force in the form of a young monk called Rosario. Ambrosio finds himself seduced into a lurid maelstrom of sin and vice he finds impossible to resist.The Monk () is Gothic novel by Matthew Lewis.

Gothic fiction is known for its horror or thriller elements, mixed with romanticism. Lewis’s novel was not the first of its kind, but was part of the emerging genre that led to later Gothic classics such as Frankenstein and Dracula. Methinks, Oh!

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