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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 .
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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
Pagination2 v.
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Open LibraryOL14604165M

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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.