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The Monk

The Monk

Author(s): Matthew Lewis

Location(s): Madrid

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 18th Century

Ambrosio, the superior of the Capuchins in Madrid succumbs to temptations with one of his pentitents but ends up killing a her, so that he avoids discovery. Nevertheless he is discovered, tortured by the Spanish Inquisition and is sentenced to death. A combination of the supernatural and Gothic, a mesmerizing read.

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