Matthew Lewis

  • Anglais The Monk

    Matthew Lewis

    Noble and devout, Ambrosio is the abbot of a Spanish monastery and spends his days in prayer and preaching. However his monastery is harboring a malevolent force in the form of a young monk called Rosario. Rosario attaches himself to the abbot and then one fateful night reveals that he is in fact a beautiful woman in disguise. From this moment on Ambrosio finds himself seduced into a lurid maelstrom of sin and vice that it is impossible for him to resist.

    INCLUDES THE BRAVO OF VENICE

  • When Matthew Lewiss The Monk was published in 1796, readers were shocked by this gripping and horrific novel. Lewiss story, which drove the House of Commonsof which he was a memberto deem him licentious and perverse, follows the abbot Ambrosio as he is tempted into a world of incest, murder, and torture by a young girl who has concealed herself in his monastery disguised as a boy. As Ambrosio spirals into hell, the reader encounters an array of haunting characters: the innocent virgin, the Bleeding Nun, the Wandering Jew, an evil prioress, and Lucifer himself.
    This Modern Library Paperback Classic, set from the unexpurgated first edition of 1796, brings to a new generation of readers a timeless classic of gothic fiction that has influenced writers from Byron and Emily Brontë to Poe and Hawthorne.
    From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • Anglais The Monk

    Matthew Lewis

    Ambrosio, the worthy superior of the Capuchins of Madrid, falls to the temptations of Matilda, a fiend-inspired wanton who, disguised as a boy, has entered his monastery as a novice. Ambrosio then falls in love with one of his penitents and finally kills her in order to escape detection. However, he is discovered, tortured by the Inquisition and sentenced to death. Although extravagant in its mixture of the supernatural, the terrible, and the indecent, the book contains scenes of great effect. The novel is a prime example of 18th century Gothic, written partly in response to Walpole and Radcliffe and enjoyed a considerable contemporary vogue.

  • When Matthew Lewiss The Monk was published in 1796, readers were shocked by this gripping and horrific novel. Lewiss story, which drove the House of Commonsof which he was a memberto deem him licentious and perverse, follows the abbot Ambrosio as he is tempted into a world of incest, murder, and torture by a young girl who has concealed herself in his monastery disguised as a boy. As Ambrosio spirals into hell, the reader encounters an array of haunting characters: the innocent virgin, the Bleeding Nun, the Wandering Jew, an evil prioress, and Lucifer himself.
    This Modern Library Paperback Classic, set from the unexpurgated first edition of 1796, brings to a new generation of readers a timeless classic of gothic fiction that has influenced writers from Byron and Emily Brontë to Poe and Hawthorne.
    From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • Il est des âmes plus succulentes que d'autres à corrompre. Pour le Diable s'entend. Ainsi ce fameux Frère Ambrosio - le plus rigoriste, le plus saint homme de Madrid et son confesseur le plus en vue.
    Quand la jeune et naïve Antonia, nouvelle en ville, lève les yeux vers la chaire, se doute-t-elle quelles tentations traversent le prêcheur, quels tourments de chair et d'esprit, quels vices rampants déjà le rongent ? Sévices souterrains, nonnes sadiques, messes noires, viols, incestes, parricides, enlèvements et labyrinthes... bientôt tout Madrid s'enfonce dans le péché. Un sommet du roman gothique.

  • Texte intégral révisé suivi d'une biographie de Matthew Gregory Lewis. Traduit de l'anglais par Gabriel Louis Terrasson de Sénevas. Avec Ann Radcliffe, Charles Robert Maturin et Horace Walpole, M. G. Lewis est aujourd'hui considéré comme l'un des principaux maîtres précurseurs du roman gothique anglais. Auteur d'un célèbre classique du genre, "Le Moine", il a aussi écrit dans les années 1800 plusieurs courts romans d'épouvante tout aussi horrifiques et susceptibles de procurer des sensations oppressantes aux lecteurs de l'époque. Le récit débute en bonne compagnie, dans un de ces salons bourgeois anglais de la fin du 18e siècle où la principale activité est la médisance, avant de basculer très vite dans la jungle sauvage de l'île de Ceylan. Dans ce décor exotique d'aventure coloniale, un jeune propriétaire anglais, Seafield, est traqué par l'un de ces redoutables serpents géants nommés "Anaconda", ou "Boa Devin". Ces monstrueux reptiles sont capables d'attaquer, d'étouffer puis d'avaler en une seule fois et en entier les hommes comme les buffles ou les tigres. L'homme est parvenu à se cacher dans un abri mais le monstrueux reptile reste aux aguets. Luttant contre leur peur, la fiancée, les amis et les serviteurs de Seafield s'organisent. Ils s'engagent dans une lutte à mort contre cet Anaconda aussi fascinant qu'invincible.

  • Le moine

    Matthew Gregory Lewis

    Pour mettre en scène le combat d'une sainteté qui se défend contre les puissances des ténèbres, Matthew G.
    Lewis déploie une audace et une cruauté rares. Un chef-d'oeuvre du roman gothique salué par Sade, Breton et Artaud, adapté au cinéma par Dominik Moll avec Vincent Cassel dans le rôle titre (2011).

  • Le Moine

    Matthew Gregory Lewis

    Pour mettre en scène le combat d'une sainteté qui se défend contre les puissances des ténèbres, Matthew G.
    Lewis déploie une audace et une cruauté rares. Un chef-d'oeuvre du roman gothique salué par Sade, Breton et Artaud, adapté au cinéma par Dominik Moll avec Vincent Cassel dans le rôle titre (2011).

  • Pour mettre en scène le combat d'une sainteté qui se défend contre les puissances des ténèbres, Matthew G.
    Lewis déploie une audace et une cruauté rares. Un chef-d'oeuvre du roman gothique salué par Sade, Breton et Artaud, adapté au cinéma par Dominik Moll avec Vincent Cassel dans le rôle titre (2011).

  • Anglais The Monk

    Matthew Lewis Emma McEvoy

    `The Monk was so highly popular that it seemed to create an epoch in our literature', wrote Sir Walter Scott.

    Set in the sinister monastery of the Capuchins in Madrid, The Monk is a violent tale of ambition, murder, and incest. The great struggle between maintaining monastic vows and fulfilling personal ambitions leads its main character, the monk Ambrosio, to temptation and the breaking of his vows, then to sexual obsession and rape, and finally to murder in order to conceal his guilt.

    Inspired by German horror romanticism and the work of Ann Radcliffe, Lewis produced his masterpiece at the age of nineteen. It contains many typical Gothic elements - seduction in a monastery, lustful monks, evil Abbesses, bandits and beautiful heroines. But, as the Introduction to this new edition shows, Lewis also played with convention, ranging from gruesome realism to social comedy, and even parodied the genre in which he was writing.
    ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

  • Texte intégral révisé suivi d'une biographie de Matthew Gregory Lewis. En 1794, M. G. Lewis, âgé de 19 ans, est envoyé à La Haye en qualité d'attaché d'ambassade. C'est au cours de son bref séjour dans cette ville qu'il écrit un livre éminemment subversif, "Ambroise, ou le Moine", dans le but de divertir sa mère. Se déroulant à Madrid à l'époque de l'Inquisition, le récit relate le destin tragique d'Ambrosio, abandonné à la naissance aux portes d'un couvent de Capucins. Élevé par les frères, il devient un prédicateur admiré pour sa vertu, la pureté de sa foi et l'éloquence de ses sermons. Mais ce prieur pur et intransigeant se croyant à l'abri de toute tentation charnelle se lie d'amitié pour un jeune moine novice qui se révèle être en réalité une femme aux pouvoirs démoniaques. Sa vie va alors basculer dans le péché, entraînant de nombreuses victimes dans les pires infamies. Interdit par la censure lors de sa parution en 1796, puis republié dans une version corrigée et épurée, le roman ne cesse depuis de susciter l'enthousiasme des lecteurs. Avec "Le Château d'Otrante" d'Horace Walpole (1764) et "Les Mystères d'Udolphe" (1794) d'Ann Radcliffe, "Le Moine" est aujourd'hui considéré comme l'un des chefs-d'oeuvre du roman gothique. D'une noirceur romantique inégalée (satanisme, sado-masochisme, viol, inceste, matricide,..), il inspirera par la suite nombre d'auteurs dont entre autres Lord Byron, Le Marquis de Sade, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, E.T.A. Hoffmann, Victor Hugo, Mary Shelley, Maturin, Robert-Louis Stevenson, Charles Dickens, André Breton ou encore Antonin Artaud. Il a fait l'objet de plusieurs adaptations cinématographiques, dont la plus récente est celle de Dominik Moll, avec Vincent Cassel dans le rôle du moine.

  • When Matthew Lewiss The Monk was published in 1796, readers were shocked by this gripping and horrific novel. Lewiss story, which drove the House of Commonsof which he was a memberto deem him licentious and perverse, follows the abbot Ambrosio as he is tempted into a world of incest, murder, and torture by a young girl who has concealed herself in his monastery disguised as a boy. As Ambrosio spirals into hell, the reader encounters an array of haunting characters: the innocent virgin, the Bleeding Nun, the Wandering Jew, an evil prioress, and Lucifer himself.
    This Modern Library Paperback Classic, set from the unexpurgated first edition of 1796, brings to a new generation of readers a timeless classic of gothic fiction that has influenced writers from Byron and Emily Brontë to Poe and Hawthorne.
    From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • Anglais The Monk

    Matthew Lewis Nick Groom

    He was deaf to the murmurs of conscience, and resolved to satisfy his desires at any price.The Monk (1796) is a sensational story of temptation and depravity, a masterpiece of Gothic fiction and the first horror novel in English literature. The respected monk Ambrosio, the Abbot of a Capuchin monastery in Madrid, is overwhelmed with desire for a young girl; once having abandoned his monastic vows he begins a terrible descent into immorality and violence. His appalling fall from grace embraces blasphemy, black magic, torture, rape, and murder, and places his very soul injeopardy.Lewiss extraordinary tale drew on folklore, legendary ghost stories, and contemporary dread inspired by the terrors of the French Revolution. Its excesses shocked the reading public and it was condemned as obscene. The novel continues to beguile and shock readers today with its gruesome catalogue of iniquities, while at the same time giving a profound insight into the deep anxieties experienced by British citizens during one of the most turbulent periods in the nations history.ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford Worlds Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxfords commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

  • Anglais The Monk

    Matthew Lewis Nick Groom

    He was deaf to the murmurs of conscience, and resolved to satisfy his desires at any price.The Monk (1796) is a sensational story of temptation and depravity, a masterpiece of Gothic fiction and the first horror novel in English literature. The respected monk Ambrosio, the Abbot of a Capuchin monastery in Madrid, is overwhelmed with desire for a young girl; once having abandoned his monastic vows he begins a terrible descent into immorality and violence. His appalling fall from grace embraces blasphemy, black magic, torture, rape, and murder, and places his very soul injeopardy.Lewiss extraordinary tale drew on folklore, legendary ghost stories, and contemporary dread inspired by the terrors of the French Revolution. Its excesses shocked the reading public and it was condemned as obscene. The novel continues to beguile and shock readers today with its gruesome catalogue of iniquities, while at the same time giving a profound insight into the deep anxieties experienced by British citizens during one of the most turbulent periods in the nations history.ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford Worlds Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxfords commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

  • Le moine

    MATTHEW GREGORY LEWIS

    • Bookelis
    • 9 Septembre 2017

    Le Moine (The Monk) est un roman anglais de l'écrivain Matthew Gregory Lewis, publié en 1796. Cette oeuvre de jeunesse, emblématique du roman gothique, aura une influence considérable.
    Mathew Gregory Lewis a écrit ce roman en dix semaines avant l'âge de vingt ans, dans le but de divertir sa mère. Il est pourtant extrêmement subversif dans les thèmes abordés (viol, inceste, parricide, magie noire...) et critique à l'envi l'hypocrisie du monde religieux. Ce roman fut censuré à son époque et figure parmi les préférés du marquis de Sade.
    |Source Wikipédia|

  • Le Moine

    Matthew Gregory LEWIS

    L'auteur, Matthew Gregory Lewis a écrit ce roman gothique pour divertir sa mère. Viol, inceste, magie noire, matricide, les thêmes abordés sont corrosifs et traduisent la peur de l'effondrement des valeurs de la haute société de l'époque. Un classique du fantastique.

  • This handbook unites leading scholars from around the world in exploring anarchism as a political ideology, from an examination of its core principles, an analysis of its history, and an assessment of its contribution to the struggles that face humanity today. Grounded in a conceptual and historical approach, each entry charts what is distinctive about the anarchist response to particular intellectual, political, cultural and social phenomena, and considers how these values have changed over time. At its heart is a sustained process of conceptual definition and an extended examination of the core claims of this frequently misunderstood political tradition. It is the definitive scholarly reference work on anarchism as a political ideology, and should be a crucial text for scholars, students, and activists alike.

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