The Monk

Author: Matthew Gregory Lewis
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781540865182
Size: 46.39 MB
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Why buy our paperbacks? Standard Font size of 10 for all books High Quality Paper Fulfilled by Amazon Expedited shipping 30 Days Money Back Guarantee BEWARE of Low-quality sellers Don't buy cheap paperbacks just to save a few dollars. Most of them use low-quality papers & binding. Their pages fall off easily. Some of them even use very small font size of 6 or less to increase their profit margin. It makes their books completely unreadable. How is this book unique? Unabridged (100% Original content) Font adjustments & biography included Illustrated About The Monk by Matthew Gregory Lewis The Monk: A Romance is a Gothic novel by Matthew Gregory Lewis, published in 1796. A quickly written book from early in Lewis's career (it was written in ten weeks, before he turned 20), its convoluted and scandalous plot has made it one of the most important Gothic novels of its time, often imitated and adapted for the stage and the screen. Newly arrived in Madrid, Leonella and her niece Antonia visit a church to hear the sermon of a celebrated priest, Ambrosio, and while waiting tell their story to two young men, Don Lorenzo and Don Christoval. Antonia's Grandfather is the Marquis de las Cisternas, who was unhappy with his son's marriage, causing her parents to flee, leaving their young son behind only to be told a month later he has died. Leonella has come to Madrid to convince the Marquis' son, Raymond de las Cisternas, to resume their pension, which has been cut off. As the story is told, Lorenzo falls in love with Antonia. The mysterious priest, who was left at the abbey as a child, delivers the sermon, and Antonia is fascinated with him. Lorenzo vows to win the hand of Antonia, but must first visit his sister Agnes, who is a nun at the nearby abbey. Having fallen asleep in the church, he awakens to find someone delivering a letter for his sister from Raymond de las Cisternas. On the way home, a gypsy warns Antonia that she is about to die, killed by someone who appears to be honorable.

Monk Lewis

Author: David Lorne Macdonald
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802047496
Size: 26.90 MB
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A modern critical biography of Matthew Gregory Lewis (1775?1818), until now neglected as a cultural figure. This is the first study to consider all of Lewis's works and their connections to his personal and public life.

Collected Books

Author: Allen Ahearn
ISBN: 1883060141
Size: 68.61 MB
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An introduction to and advice on book collecting with a glossary of terms and tips on how to identify first editions and estimated values for over 20,000 collectible books published in English (including translations) over the last three centuries-about half are literary titles in the broadest sense (novels, poetry, plays, mysteries, science fiction, and children's books); and the other half are non-fiction (Americana, travel and exploration, finance, cookbooks, color plate, medicine, science, photography, Mormonism, sports, et al).

The Castle Spectre

Author: Matthew Lewis
ISBN: 1365948587
Size: 73.73 MB
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The Castle Spectre was first performed at Drury Lane Theatre in London in 1797 and quickly became a dramatic standard during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Lewis' Gothic play was one of the first to combine the action on stage with both music and special effects in order to evoke an emotional overload from theatre-goers. It was quite common, according to contemporary accounts, for members of the audience to pass out from fright during performances of The Castle Spectre. The Playwright, Matthew Lewis, was one of the originators of early Literary Gothic with his novel, The Monk. This edition includes the text of the original five-act play, a condensed three-act version, biographies of the original performers, newspaper adverts, contemporary reviews and critiques, the original musical score, and a critical introduction.

Alien Covenant The Official Movie Novelization

Author: Alan Dean Foster
Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)
ISBN: 1785654799
Size: 62.98 MB
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Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created, with Alien: Covenant, a new chapter in his groundbreaking Alien adventure. The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise. But it is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imaginations, they must attempt a harrowing escape. Acclaimed author Alan Dean Foster also returns to the universe he first encountered with the official novelization of the original Alien film. Alien: Covenant is the pivotal adventure that preceded that seminal film, and leads to the events that will yield one of the most terrifying sagas of all time.