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The Monk
by Matthew Lewis | Literature & Fiction
Registered by LeishaCamden of Alna bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on 5/15/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by LeishaCamden from Alna bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on Tuesday, May 15, 2007

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A World's Classics edition from Oxford Paperbacks.

#946 on the 1001 Books list.

I bought this book in a little bookstore in London in November 2006. 


Journal Entry 2 by LeishaCamden from Alna bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on Tuesday, May 15, 2007

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Review copied from amazon.co.uk.

Synopsis
'The Monk was so highly popular that it seemed to create an epoch in our literature', wrote Sir Walter Scott. Set in the sinister monastery of the Capuchins in Madrid, The Monk is a violent tale of ambition, murder, and incest. The great struggle between maintaining monastic vows and fulfilling personal ambitions leads its main character, the monk Ambrosio, to temptation and the breaking of his vows, then to sexual obsession and rape, and finally to murder in order to conceal his guilt. Inspired by German horror romanticism and the work of Ann Radcliffe, Lewis produced his masterpiece at the age of nineteen. It contains many typical Gothic elements - seduction in a monastery, lustful monks, evil Abbesses, bandits and beautiful heroines. But, as the Introduction to this new edition shows, Lewis also played with convention, ranging from gruesome realism to social comedy, and even parodied the genre in which he was writing. 


Journal Entry 3 by LeishaCamden at Alna bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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I read this book ages ago but forgot to journal it. Kind of a slough because of the somewhat archaic language, and not super engaging, but interesting. 


Journal Entry 4 by LeishaCamden at Alna bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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Reserved for release at the BookCrossing convention here in Oslo next month as one of the 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die. 


Journal Entry 5 by LeishaCamden at Bookcrossing Convention Oslo 2017 in St. Hanshaugen bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on Thursday, April 20, 2017

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Released 3 mos ago (4/21/2017 UTC) at Bookcrossing Convention Oslo 2017 in St. Hanshaugen bydel, Oslo fylke Norway

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Convention release! 


Journal Entry 6 by wingGhaneschawing at St. Hanshaugen bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on Sunday, April 23, 2017

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gefangen für meine Kirchenbuch- und Luther Challenge 2017

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Journal Entry 7 by wingGhaneschawing at Sankt Olav Kirke in -- wild release somewhere in Oslo, Oslo fylke Norway on Sunday, April 23, 2017

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Released 3 mos ago (4/23/2017 UTC) at Sankt Olav Kirke in -- wild release somewhere in Oslo, Oslo fylke Norway

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