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The Monk (1796)

de Matthew Lewis

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The Monk shocked and titillated readers with its graphic portrayal of lust, sin, and violence when it was first published in 1796. A true classic of the Gothic novel, it has left an indelible mark on English literature and has influenced such eminent writers as Byron, Scott, Poe, Flaubert, Hawthorne, Emily Brontë, and many others over the past two centuries. 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 religious man lies a heart of hypocrisy; arrogant, licentious, and vengeful, he follows his sexual desires down the torturous path to ruin. Along the way, he encounters a naïve virgin who falls prey to his scheming, a baleful beauty fluent in witchcraft, the ghostly Bleeding Nun, an evil prioress, the Wandering Jew, and others.… (més)
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    The Devil in Love de Jacques Cazotte (Jannes)
    Jannes: The Monk is generally considered to be heavily influenced by Le Diable amoureux, and the novels share several themes, most obviously the idea of the devil in the form of a seductive woman.
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    L'estrany cas del Dr. Jekyll i Mr. Hyde de Robert Louis Stevenson (DanLovesAlice)
    DanLovesAlice: Both texts share the notion of the duplicity of man, and study how society and social roles can imprison our most primitive urges.
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    The Italian de Ann Radcliffe (kara.shamy)
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The gnarliest book I have ever read! ( )
  JosephVanBuren | May 17, 2022 |
Once in a while it's very pleasant to read a story where the ghosts, witches, dissembling demons, Wandering Jew, evil nuns, cross-dressers, murderous brigands, Inquisitional tortures, violated maidens, mad monks, mouldering corpses (or "Corses" to use the quaint vernacular), secret passages, dank dungeons, all-pervading air of carnality and Satan himself are not just implied, metaphorical, or artifacts of a disordered psyche, but actually real.

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He appeared in all that ugliness which since his fall from heaven had been his portion: His blasted limbs still bore marks of the Almighty’s thunder: A swarthy darkness spread itself over his gigantic form: His hands and feet were armed with long Talons: Fury glared in his eyes, which might have struck the bravest heart with terror: Over his huge shoulders waved two enormous sable wings; and his hair was supplied by living snakes, which twined themselves round his brows with frightful hissings. In one hand He held a roll of parchment, and in the other an iron pen. Still the lightning flashed around him, and the Thunder with repeated bursts, seemed to announce the dissolution of Nature. ( )
  yarb | Apr 2, 2022 |
This is a remarkable novel, written at the end of the 18th century, that tells the story of a monk who was a model of piety that quickly succumbs to temptation. It is a dark story, filled with supernatural and satanic references. It is also remarkably erotic. ( )
  M_Clark | Feb 3, 2022 |
First published in 1796, The Monk, one of the first books written in the gothic horror genre, is an outrageously dark book, and was initially met with worldwide criticism. Of course, what we read today is much more graphic, however, this is still an intensely horrifying story of Ambrosio, an Abbott held in high esteem in Madrid who falls from grace by realizing his baser desires and ultimately committing rape and murder. Although the language is hard to get through and the plot sometimes wanders, the story is entertaining and does not lack lewd acts of lust and debauchery. I found it very entertaining and worth the time spent. ( )
  PaulaGalvan | Jan 19, 2022 |
Une fable morale comme une tragédie grecque revisitée par un sombre démon gothique au milieu de l'inquisition espagnole, des amours interdits, des tabous violés (et ils ne sont pas les seuls) et une lente descente aux enfers la main dans les griffes de Lucifer.

Une histoire de la corruptibilité de la recherche de la vertu pour elle-même.

Sublime, décadent et religieusement érotique.

https://www.noid.ch/le-moine/ ( )
  noid.ch | Jan 12, 2022 |
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Matthew Lewisautor primaritotes les edicionscalculat
Anderson, HowardEditorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Fonzi, BrunoTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Gällmo, GunnarTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Groom, NickEditorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
MacLachlan, ChristopherIntroduccióautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
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Somnia, terrores magicos, miracula,sagas,
Nocturnos lemures, portentaque.
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Dreams, magic terrors, spells of mighty power,
Witches, and ghosts who rove at midnight hour.
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Scarcely had the abbey-bell tolled for five minutes, and already was the church of the Capuchins thronged with auditors.
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None sleep so profoundly, as those who are determined not to wake.
An Author, whether good or bad, or between both, is an Animal whom every body is privileged to attack, For though All are not able to write books, all conceive themselves able to judge them.
Agnes! Agnes! Thou art mine! / Agnes! Agnes! I am thine! / In my veins while blood shall roll / Thou art mine! / I am thine! / Thine thy body! / Thine my soul!
Raymond! Raymond! Thou art mine! / Raymond! Raymond! I am thine! / In my veins while blood shall roll / I am thine! / Thou art mine! / Mine thy body! / Mine thy soul!
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Although some early editions give the title as "Ambrosio, or the Monk," both the first edition and the overwhelming majority of later editions give the give merely as "The Monk". See the facsimile of the first edition's title-page in the 1952 Grove Press reprint.
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The Monk shocked and titillated readers with its graphic portrayal of lust, sin, and violence when it was first published in 1796. A true classic of the Gothic novel, it has left an indelible mark on English literature and has influenced such eminent writers as Byron, Scott, Poe, Flaubert, Hawthorne, Emily Brontë, and many others over the past two centuries. 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 religious man lies a heart of hypocrisy; arrogant, licentious, and vengeful, he follows his sexual desires down the torturous path to ruin. Along the way, he encounters a naïve virgin who falls prey to his scheming, a baleful beauty fluent in witchcraft, the ghostly Bleeding Nun, an evil prioress, the Wandering Jew, and others.

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