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“The whole work is distinguished by the variety and impressiveness of its incidents; and the author every-where discovers an imagination rich, powerful, and fervid.” —Samuel Taylor Coleridge
“The whole work is distinguished by the variety and impressiveness of its incidents; and the author every-where discovers an imagination rich, powerful, and fervid.” —Samuel Taylor ColeridgeSee all Product Description
Absolutely love the style of this book and how the story is conveyed by the characters. It's eerie, the characters are morally tested, the story is interesting with some surprising... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Brigitte
Badly written in almost every possible respect. There truly is nothing lurking behind the now-deeply dated shock value. Read morePublished 10 months ago by FJ
The story is the basic gothic mix of lost love and the macabre. The real interest in this book is in its historical context. This was the TV of its day. Read morePublished on Jan. 6 2012 by bookweasel
This book was one of the best I've read in a long time. Scandal, Intrigue, Sex...It's got it all... Read morePublished on March 28 2006 by Amazon Customer
Matthew Lewis is by most people's accounts one of the forefathers of Gothic Literature. "The Monk" written in the late 18th century is an interesting tale about an Abbot... Read morePublished on July 24 2003 by J. M. Hannam
Another reviewer was right: DON'T READ THE STEPHEN KING INTRODUCTION BEFORE YOU READ THE BOOK! If you do, it will give the whole plot away. Read morePublished on March 24 2003 by JR Pinto
The Monk is perhaps the most significant and certainly the most controversial of the Gothic novels of the late 18th century. Read morePublished on Jan. 30 2003 by Daniel Jolley
After hearing many wonderful things about this book, I was very excited to read it. I opened up the cover and begin reading the introduction written by Stephen King, one of my... Read morePublished on Nov. 22 2002 by S. R. Moore
The Monk is defintely a creepy read, just keep in mind that it was written 200 years ago and the language can be a little dense. Read morePublished on Nov. 7 2002 by L. Sabin