Matthew Gregory Lewis Research Paper

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1One of the most famous of Gothic novels was The Monk of Matthew Gregory Lewis. Published in 1796, his story describes a Spanish Abbot of the 17th century, renowned for his virtue and correctness. Ambrosio – the so-called hero was not able to resist the charms of a young beauty, Matilda, who was that neither is a real devil in human guise. From this moment the life of Ambrosio increasingly pervades vice, crime and black magic. In the end of the novel, he rapes his sister and murders his mother. Nevertheless, The Monk is protracted: if you read it from beginning to end. It's too long and too wordy, and the impact is weakened a strange and excessive reaction against those canons of decorum which Matthew Gregory Lewis despised as prudish. But
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