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The Monk

by Matthew Lewis
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In what is widely considered to be the first Gothic novel, a monk must resist a temptation that could consume his soulAmbrosio has developed a reputation across Madrid for his piety and selflessness in his role as a monk. Left on the abbey’s doorstep as a child, Ambrosio took quickly to monastic life, and his fellow monks pronounced him a gift from the Virgin Mary. Despit