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Lewis, M. G. (Matthew Gregory) 1775-1818

Overview
Works: 943 works in 3,382 publications in 12 languages and 33,954 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Gothic fiction  Drama  Historical fiction  Spy stories  Horror fiction  Parodies, imitations, etc 
Roles: Author, Translator, Librettist, Lyricist, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Honoree, Creator, Contributor, Recipient, Dubious author, Adapter, Conceptor
Classifications: PR4887, 823.71
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Most widely held works about M. G Lewis
 
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The monk by M. G Lewis( Book )

483 editions published between 1794 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 4,593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The monk, Ambrosio is abandoned by his parents as an infant. Raised in a monastery, he is a religious fast-tracker taught to disdain sin and hold himself up as a model of purity, untempted by secular pleasure. In Madrid, as the novel begins, he is the young abbot, leader of a monastery. A mesmerizing public speaker, Ambrosio becomes proud and vain, as his popular weekly sermons quickly raise him to the status of an idol. Mischief and misfortunes ensue as Ambrosio's real virtues are put to the test
The castle spectre 1798 by M. G Lewis( Book )

173 editions published between 1797 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven Gothic dramas, 1789-1825( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adelgitha, or, The fruits of a single error : a tragedy, in five acts by M. G Lewis( Book )

65 editions published between 1608 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bravo of Venice : a romance by Heinrich Zschokke( Book )

50 editions published between 1804 and 2015 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who is the Bravo of Venice? Count Rosalvo is ordered to destroy the mysterious Bravo, a one-eyed assassin. The Count's love for the doge's niece tells him to follow that order, but what about his own dark secret? Adapted from J.H.D. Zschokke's work Aballino, Der Grosse Bandit ; The Bravo of Venice is captivating reading for fans of Gothic horror
Timour the Tartar : a grand romantic melo drama in two acts by M. G Lewis( Book )

39 editions published between 1811 and 1977 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The monk : a romance by M. G Lewis( Book )

92 editions published between 1796 and 2005 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alfonso, King of Castile : a tragedy, in five acts by M. G Lewis( Book )

46 editions published between 1801 and 2011 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The castle spectre : a dramatic romance in five acts by M. G Lewis( Book )

68 editions published between 1797 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abællino, the bravo of Venice : a romance by Heinrich Zschokke( Book )

15 editions published between 1809 and 1826 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The East Indian : a comedy in five acts by M. G Lewis( Book )

46 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adelmorn, the outlaw : a romantic drama, in three acts : first performed at Drury Lane theatre, London, May 4, 1801 by M. G Lewis( Book )

31 editions published between 1801 and 2011 in English and Irish and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The castle spectre : a drama, in five acts : as performed at the theatres Philadelphia and New-York by M. G Lewis( Book )

9 editions published between 1808 and 1818 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adelmorn, the outlaw : a dramatic romance, in three acts : as performed at the theatres, New-York and Drury-Lane by M. G Lewis( Book )

12 editions published between 1805 and 1815 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tales of wonder by M. G Lewis( Book )

52 editions published between 1801 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tales of terror and wonder by M. G Lewis( Book )

12 editions published between 1886 and 2010 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journal of a West India proprietor, kept during a residence in the island of Jamaica by M. G Lewis( Book )

55 editions published between 1834 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matthew 'Monk' Lewis (1775-1818) is best known as a writer of plays and 'Gothic' novels such as The Monk (from which he acquired his nickname). On the death of his father in 1812, he inherited a large fortune, including estates in Jamaica. He spent four months there in 1815, during which time much of this Journal of a West India Proprietor was written. He became interested in the condition of the slaves on his estates, and on returning to England made contact with William Wilberforce and other abolitionists. The improvements he made on his own estates were unpopular with other landholders, but foreshadowed the reforms of the 1830s, when the Journal was published. He revisited the island in 1817, but died of yellow fever on the way home. S. T. Coleridge regarded the Journal as Lewis' best work, and the one most likely to be of lasting value
The monk, a romance by M. G Lewis( Book )

31 editions published between 1796 and 2013 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rivers, or, The East Indian : a comedy in five acts as performed at the Theatre-Royal, Drury-Lane by M. G Lewis( )

22 editions published between 1800 and 2009 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The love of gain: a poem. Imitated from the thirteenth satire of Juvenal by M. G Lewis( Book )

21 editions published between 1799 and 2005 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The monk
Alternative Names
Levis, P.

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Lewis 1775-1818

Lewis, G. M. (Esquire)

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Lewis, M.G. 1775-1817

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Lewis, M. G. (Matthew Gregory), 1775-1818

Lewis, Mathurin Jerzy.

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Lewis, Matthew 1775-1817

Lewis, Matthew 1775-1818

Lewis, Matthew G.

Lewis, Matthew G. 1775-1818

Lewis, Matthew Gregory

Lewis, (Matthew Gregory), 1775-1818

Lewis, Monk.

Lewis, Monk 1775-1818

Matthaeus Gregorius Lewis

Matthew Gregory Lewis

Matthew Gregory Lewis écrivain britannique

Matthew Gregory Lewis romancier et dramaturge anglais

Matthew Gregory Lewis romanziere e drammaturgo britannico

Matthew Lewis auteur

Matthew Lewis britischer Schriftsteller

Matthew Lewis English novelist and dramatist

Льюис, Мэтью Грегори

Матю Грегъри Луис

Мэт’ю Грэгары Льюіс

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ماثيو لويس

متیو لوئیس

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マシュー・グレゴリー・ルイス

ルイス, マシュー・グレゴリー

レウイス

馬修·格雷戈瑞·路易斯

Languages
English (1,235)

French (82)

German (34)

Spanish (29)

Polish (10)

Chinese (8)

Urdu (2)

Irish (2)

Catalan (1)

Slovak (1)

Italian (1)

Czech (1)

Covers
The bravo of Venice : a romanceTales of wonderJournal of a West India proprietor, kept during a residence in the island of JamaicaThe monk, a romanceJournal of a West India proprietor, kept during a residence in the island of JamaicaMonk Lewis : a critical biographyTheorizing a colonial Caribbean-Atlantic imaginary : sugar and Obeah