The New Monk Get R S Elizabeth Andrews Electronic Book DJVU

  • Posted on: 3 March 2015
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The New Monk
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Book Info: Paperback, 260 pages Book's Category: "Uncategorised"
Book Tags: Published First Time: March 25th 2007 by Valancourt Books

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First appearing in 1798 during the scandal that followed the publication of M.G. Lewis's "The Monk," "The New Monk" is a ruthless parody of Lewis's Gothic masterpiece.
In this dismantling of the "Monk" tale by "R.S., Esq.," Lewis's Spanish monk Ambrosio is replaced by Joshua Pentateuch, a Methodist minister in London. Like Lewis's monk, Joshua is renowned for his piety and First appearing in 1798 during the scandal that followed the publication of M.G. Lewis's "The Monk," "The New Monk" is a ruthless parody of Lewis's Gothic masterpiece.
In this dismantling of the "Monk" tale by "R.S., Esq.," Lewis's Spanish monk Ambrosio is replaced by Joshua Pentateuch, a Methodist minister in London. Like Lewis's monk, Joshua is renowned for his piety and eloquence. But this monk is willing to sell his soul, not to possess a beautiful woman, but to get his hands on her money...and a juicy leg of mutton.
Ostensibly a scathing indictment of Lewis's immorality and an attempt to ridicule his novel, "The New Monk" ironically descends to a level even more grotesque and shocking than "The Monk." Out of print since its initial publication more than two centuries ago and available in only a handful of libraries worldwide, "The New Monk" remains fascinating both as Gothic parody and as a unique look at the 1790s London where Gothic novels were being created and consumed. This edition features a new introduction and notes by Elizabeth Andrews as well as explanatory footnotes.

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