The Monk

The Monk

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The Monk became a succes de scandale when it was published in 1796 ' not least because its author was a member of parliament and only twenty years old. It recounts the diabolical decline of Ambrosio, a Capuchin superior, who succumbs first to temptations offered by a young girl who has entered his monastery disguised as a boy, and continues his descent with increasingly depraved acts of sorcery, murder, incest and torture. Combining sensationalism with acute psychological insight, this masterpiece of Gothic fiction is a powerful exploration of how violent and erotic impulses can break through the barriers of social and moral restraint.
Publisher: Prince Frederick, Md. :, Recorded Books ;, 2015, [2015]
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781490655734
Characteristics: 1 online resource (15 hr., 31 min.)
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Apr 26, 2016

My first impressions of this book were not good, I was expecting excitement, melodrama and over the top gothic craziness. What I got was a couple super sweet and nice religious people going to church.
But I was patient and continued on, where I found all I was looking for. Evil, fainting, despair, tears and the inquisition all made their appearances in one of the most fun gothic novels I've ever read.

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