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Matthew Lewis (1) (1775–1818)

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Matthew Lewis (1) has been aliased into Matthew Gregory Lewis.

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Juridisk navn
Lewis, Matthew Gregory
Andre navne
Lewis, Monk
Fødselsdato
1775-07-09
Dødsdag
1818-05-14
Køn
male
Nationalitet
UK

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Folio Archives 322: The Monk by Matthew Lewis 1984 i Folio Society Devotees (maj 2023)
The Monk: A Romance i Gothic Literature (november 2021)
Group Read, May 2019: The Monk i 1001 Books to read before you die (maj 2019)
The Monk by Matthew Gregory Lewis - lyzard tutoring SqueakyChu i 75 Books Challenge for 2012 (januar 2015)

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Gothic fiction cannot get better than this
 
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harishwriter | 92 andre anmeldelser | Oct 12, 2023 |
Filled with melodrama, ridiculousness, and ghosts. I loved it!

It has a great moral that is still useful today-Be pious because you are a good person, not because you think you're better than everyone else.
 
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LynnMPK | 92 andre anmeldelser | Jul 1, 2023 |
The biggest flaw of this Gothic horror story for me was the somewhat dated style of writing (similar to that of Defoe). I think the creepiest part may have been the very end, in which the Spanish Inquisition is investigating Ambrosio (the monk) - partly because I suspect some of the tortures described may have been really used during this period of history!

I could quickly see why this book fell into disrepute during the early Victorian times, as it includes somewhat graphic (if flowery) descriptions of carnal sins and horrifying tortures. I did have to chuckle a few times at the very English repugnance of Catholics that showed in some of the descriptions! And I could see why authors such as Jane Austen parodied this type of melodrama. However, I was surprised by the fact that Ambrosio wasn't painted as entirely evil & his struggles with his conscience were sometimes quite moving.… (mere)
 
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leslie.98 | 92 andre anmeldelser | Jun 27, 2023 |
This Librivox edition was excellent & James White did a wonderful narration.

See my review of the Kindle edition for thoughts on the book itself.
 
Markeret
leslie.98 | 92 andre anmeldelser | Jun 27, 2023 |

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4,450
Popularitet
#5,626
Vurdering
3.8
Anmeldelser
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ISBN
258
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