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

Overview
Works: 1,091 works in 3,691 publications in 9 languages and 34,996 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Biographies  History  Gothic fiction  Drama  Horror fiction  Diaries  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Translator, Librettist, Lyricist, Editor, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Honoree, Creator, Dubious author, Conceptor, Contributor, Adapter
Classifications: PR4887, 823.7
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The monk : a romance by Matthew Gregory Lewis( )

309 editions published between 1795 and 2019 in 8 languages and held by 4,319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Savaged by critics for its supposed profanity and obscenity, and bought in large numbers by readers eager to see whether it lived up to its lurid reputation, The Monk became a succès de scandale when it was published in 1796--not least because its author was a member of parliament and only twenty years old. It recounts the diabolical decline of Ambrosio, a Capuchin superior, who succumbs first to temptations offered by a young girl who has entered his monastery disguised as a boy, and continues his descent with increasingly depraved acts of sorcery, murder, incest and torture. Combining sensationalism with acute psychological insight, this masterpiece of Gothic fiction is a powerful exploration of how violent and erotic impulses can break through the barriers of social and moral restraint. This edition is based on the first edition of 1796, which appeared before Lewis's revisions to avoid charges of blasphemy. In his introduction, Christopher MacLachlan discusses the novel's place within the Gothic genre, and its themes of sexual desire and the abuse of power."--Publisher description
The monk by Matthew Lewis( Book )

76 editions published between 1796 and 2015 in English and held by 1,764 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 : a drama, in five acts : as performed at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane by M. G Lewis( )

47 editions published between 1798 and 2018 in English and held by 1,300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The castle spectre : a drama in five acts by M. G Lewis( )

122 editions published between 1798 and 2010 in English and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

59 editions published between 1608 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scene is set as Otranto and the Action passes in the Year 1080
Tales of wonder; by M. G Lewis( Book )

55 editions published between 1801 and 2016 in English and German and held by 551 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 528 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
The monk : a romance. In three volumes. by M. G Lewis( )

33 editions published between 1796 and 1832 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The monk : a romance. In two volumes. by M. G Lewis( )

24 editions published between 1796 and 1808 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

38 editions published between 1801 and 2010 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Timour the Tartar : a grand romantic melo drama in two acts by M. G Lewis( Book )

39 editions published between 1811 and 1982 in English and held by 460 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( )

27 editions published between 1800 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journal of a West India proprietor, kept during a residence in the island of Jamaica by Matthew Gregory Lewis( )

60 editions published between 1834 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 361 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 East Indian : a comedy, in five acts. : As performed at the Theatre-Royal, Drury-Lane. by M. G Lewis( )

22 editions published in 1800 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ambrosio, or the monk : a romance. By M.G. Lewis, Esq. M.P. In three volumes. by M. G Lewis( )

18 editions published between 1798 and 1800 in English and held by 336 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 )

40 editions published between 1801 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 1799 and 1994 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The monk by M. G Lewis( Book )

5 editions published between 1959 and 2002 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic, late-eighteenth-century horror novel described as lewd and libidinous at the time of its original publication in 1796 tells the story of a monk-turned-serial killer who rapes and kills women, is sentenced to death by the Inquisition, and sells his soul to the devil
The isle of devils. A historical tale, founded on an anecdote in the annals of Portugal by Matthew Gregory LEWIS( Book )

22 editions published between 1827 and 2011 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and correspondence of M.G. Lewis : with many pieces in prose and verse, never before published by M. G Lewis( Book )

10 editions published between 1839 and 2010 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Lewis, Monk.

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Matthaeus Gregorius Lewis

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Matthew Gregory Lewis English novelist and dramatist

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Languages
English (1,047)

French (68)

German (37)

Chinese (5)

Polish (3)

Spanish (2)

Urdu (1)

Irish (1)

Italian (1)