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A-level English - The Gothic Novel: Matthew Lewis

A guide to resources on the Gothic novel; the origins, indicators, authors and books, compiled by your librarians.

Matthew Gregory Lewis (1775 - 1818)

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Matthew Gregory Lewis was the eldest child of Matthew and Frances Maria Sewell Lewis and he was born in Jamaica in 1750. He attended Westminster School before proceeding to Christ Church, Oxford.

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The Monk


The book centres around Father Ambrosio who experiences a extreme downfall brought about by an instrument of Satan in female form.  Click on above image to read more... 

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