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Matthew Lewis (1) (1775–1818)

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Namn enligt folkbokföringen
Lewis, Matthew Gregory
Andra namn
Lewis, Monk
Födelsedag
1775-07-09
Avled
1818-05-14
Kön
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 (januari 2015)

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This book is surprisingly scary given that it was published in 1796. I read it in college in an English seminar called "Evil Lurks Among Us" in which it was an example of a very early gothic novel. It follows so many different characters, and it's fascinating to watch the stories intertwine.
 
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knerd.knitter | 93 andra recensioner | Jul 19, 2024 |
There do not seem to be any redeemable characters in this story as they all are deeply flawed, which seems to be an underlying message given the very anti-Catholicism nature of the story. Characters use the cover of religion to unsavory ends and even go so far as re-writing the Bible to remove passages that are determined to be inappropriate. All of this seems a condemnation of the distortion of manmade religion as a replacement for "pure religion." All of that paints this book in a very heavy light.

The truth is this is an interesting gothic story with ghosts and magic and mistaken identity. It does contain disturbing images of rape and death but some would say this is to be expected in a gothic story from this period of time. I could imagine a group of people sitting around a parlor with one person reading this aloud for the entertainment of a group of people.
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GrammaPollyReads | 93 andra recensioner | May 16, 2024 |
Gothic fiction cannot get better than this
 
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harishwriter | 93 andra recensioner | 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 | 93 andra recensioner | Jul 1, 2023 |

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Verk
6
Även av
2
Medlemmar
4,538
Popularitet
#5,534
Betyg
3.8
Recensioner
95
ISBN
258
Språk
12
Favoritmärkt
1

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