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The Monk

Matthew Lewis

The Monk is a cautionary tale of madness, horror, lust and despair. Father Ambrosia, the most pious and venerated monk in all of Madrid is held as a paragon of virtue. But after thirty years of study and prayer, evil thoughts begin to permeate through his mind, and he soon gives in to every deviant temptation; torture, murder, incest, rape, poison and magic, Ambrosia falls from the highest of grace to the darkest of depths. The book was banned upon its initial release in 1796, but later caught the attention of Lord Byron and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, with Coleridge naming it 'the offspring of no common genius'.

The Monk is a cautionary tale of madness, horror, lust and despair. Father Ambrosia, the most pious and venerated monk in all of Madrid is held as a paragon of virtue. But after thirty years of study and prayer, evil thoughts begin to permeate through his mind, and he soon gives in to every deviant temptation; torture, murder, incest, rape, poison and magic, Ambrosia falls from the highest of grace to the darkest of depths. The book was banned upon its initial release in 1796, but later caught the attention of Lord Byron and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, with Coleridge naming it 'the offspring of no common genius'.
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Classics

Description:

The Monk is a cautionary tale of madness, horror, lust and despair. Father Ambrosia, the most pious and venerated monk in all of Madrid is held as a paragon of virtue. But after thirty years of study and prayer, evil thoughts begin to permeate through his mind, and he soon gives in to every deviant temptation; torture, murder, incest, rape, poison and magic, Ambrosia falls from the highest of grace to the darkest of depths. The book was banned upon its initial release in 1796, but later caught the attention of Lord Byron and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, with Coleridge naming it 'the offspring of no common genius'.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Nicholas Boulton

Length:

15h


Chapters

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04:40

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:40


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

10:55


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

10:42


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

11:28


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

10:48


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:35


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:55


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:06


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:35


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

10:38


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

12:03


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

09:52


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

11:22


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:58


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:03


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

10:54


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

10:14


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

13:42


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:51


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

10:35


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:10


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:40


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

10:42


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:24


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

10:33


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

10:02


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

11:50


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:05


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

12:05


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

10:20


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

11:17


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

11:42


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

10:01


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

09:56


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

10:16


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:50


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:00


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

12:16


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

09:00


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

12:17


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

11:29


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

15:05


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

11:23


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

10:14


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

11:17


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

11:57


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

12:17


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

09:42


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

09:50


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

10:16


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

12:10


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

09:17


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

10:05


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

11:54


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

09:39


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

09:39


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

10:23


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:56


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

09:58


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

12:10


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

10:28


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

10:38


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

10:03


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

12:40


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

12:33


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:58


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:22


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

09:33


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

10:07


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

11:07


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

11:52


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

11:50


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:58


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

09:30


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

10:31


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

09:10


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:57


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

09:38


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

11:30


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

11:48


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

14:29


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:05


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

15:11


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

11:53


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

14:28


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

11:11