The Monk. By Matthew Lewis. Illustrated by George Tute. Illustrated Edition, Third Printing. Folio Society. London, 2010.

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English author Matthew Gregory Lewis published The Monk, his classic of Gothic fiction, when he was just twenty-one years old. The work made such an impression on its contemporary readers of 1796 that Matthew Lewis quickly came to be known as “Monk Lewis”. Today the work still ranks among the greatest Gothic novels ever written. The story revolves around Ambrosio, a revered monk who becomes depraved after falling for the seductions of a demonic force. The novel also follows a love story between Don Raymond and Agnes, a young woman who is torn between her love for Don Raymond and her expectations for the convent. As the novel progresses, both stories weave themselves together through uncanny, horrific, and gloomy action. Perhaps no work perfects Gothic fiction so well as The Monk. In this illustrated edition by the Folio Society, the text is paired with wood engravings by George Tute, capturing the tone and mood of the work perfectly. For any collector of classic Gothic fiction, it is an essential volume.

This illustrated edition, third printing is in fine condition. In the original half buckram and printed marbled cloth boards, fine. Text block fine on Abbey Wove paper. In the publisher’s original slipcase, fine.

A fine collector’s copy of The Monk by Matthew Lewis.

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The Monk. By Matthew Lewis. Illustrated by George Tute. Illustrated Edition, Third Printing. Folio Society. London, 2010.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 5 in