Biography: Matthew Gregory Lewis (1775-1818) is often called Monk Lewis because of his wildly successful Gothic novel, The Monk (1796). Born in London and groomed for a political career, Lewis did become a member of Parliament, but spent most of his time and energy on his writing. Sometimes controversial for his graphic treatment of themes of depravity and immorality, Lewis wrote romances, tragedies, and plays. He spent later years in Jamaica working to help the slave population there.
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  1. The Monk
    The Monk
    by M. G. Lewis

    Rating: 2.4/5 (197 votes cast)

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    Raised in a monastery, Ambrosio becomes a charismatic monk who seems above all scandal. The devil will tempt him, though, in the form of Matilda, a wanton woman who enters his flock disguised as a boy.

    Categories: Historical Romance, Fantasy & Paranormal Romance

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  2. The Bravo of Venice - A Romance
    The Bravo of Venice - A Romance

    by M. G. Lewis

    The Bravo of Venice - A Romance
    by M. G. Lewis

    Rating: 2.5/5 (87 votes cast)

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    Evil lurks on the streets of Venice in the form of Abellino, known as The Bravo of Venice. Neapolitan Count Rosalvo may be the man to put an end to the Bravo's evil escapades, if only he can overcome the dark secret he himself is harboring. Into this scene of Gothic horror comes Rosalvo's love, Rosabella, giving the Count another reason to save the city from the wicked Bravo.

    Categories: Romantic Suspense, Romance

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