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

Overview
Works: 926 works in 3,313 publications in 12 languages and 33,625 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Gothic fiction  Drama  Historical fiction  Spy stories  Horror fiction  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Translator, Librettist, Lyricist, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Honoree, Creator, Adapter, Dubious author, Other, Conceptor, Recipient, Contributor
Classifications: PR4887, 823.71
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The monk by M. G Lewis( Book )

453 editions published between 1794 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 4,498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the sinister monastery of the Capuchins in Madrid, this is a violent tale of ambition, murder, and incest. The struggle between maintaining monastic vows and fulfilling personal ambitions tempts its main character into breaking his vows
The castle spectre 1798 by M. G Lewis( Book )

171 editions published between 1797 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven Gothic dramas, 1789-1825( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 478 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 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

52 editions published between 1804 and 2011 in English and French and held by 412 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 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

88 editions published between 1796 and 1832 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

36 editions published between 1801 and 2010 in English and held by 332 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 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

42 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in English and held by 236 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 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 1808 and 1818 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

57 editions published between 1797 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 214 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 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tales of wonder by M. G Lewis( Book )

52 editions published between 1801 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 198 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 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

32 editions published between 1796 and 2013 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journal of a residence among the Negroes in the West Indies by M. G Lewis( Book )

17 editions published between 1845 and 2010 in English and held by 84 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

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

36 editions published between 1834 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 63 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
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The monk
Alternative Names
Levis, P.

Lewis.

Lewis 1775-1818

Lewis, G. M. (Esquire)

Lewis, M. G.

Lewis, M.G. 1775-1817

Lewis, M g. 1775-1818

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

Lewis, Mathurin Jerzy.

Lewis, Matthew.

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

Մեթյու Լյուիս

ماثيو لويس (كاتب)

متیو لوئیس

매슈 루이스

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 (1,183)

French (83)

German (34)

Spanish (27)

Polish (10)

Chinese (8)

Urdu (2)

Irish (2)

Catalan (1)

Slovak (1)

Italian (1)

Czech (1)

Covers
The bravo of Venice : a romanceTales of wonderThe monk, a romanceJournal of a residence among the Negroes in the West IndiesJournal of a West India proprietor, kept during a residence in the island of JamaicaJournal of a West India proprietor, kept during a residence in the island of JamaicaMonk Lewis : a critical biography