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The Monk (unabridged)

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Matthew Lewis

The Monk

Read by Nicholas Boulton with Georgina Sutton

unabridged

A masterpiece of gothic  fiction, The Monk is a cautionary tale of madness, horror, lust and despair. Father Ambrosio, the most pious and venerated monk in all of Madrid, is held as a paragon of virtue. But after thirty 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 nineteen-year-old Matthew Lewis. The book was banned upon its initial publication in 1796 but later caught the attention of Lord Byron and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, with Coleridge naming it ‘the offspring of no common genius’.

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    Running Time: 14 h 60 m

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    ISBN:978-1-78198-044-6
    Digital ISBN:978-1-78198-045-3
    Cat. no.:NA0265
    CD RRP: $81.98 USD
    Download size:342 MB
    Produced by:John Foley
    Edited by:Sarah Butcher
    BISAC:FIC004000
    Released:May 2017
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