Reading Group – The Monk in Ely

Monday 12th November

  • Venue The Bookshop, 9 High Street, Ely, CB7 4LJ
  • Doors open 7.10pm
  • Start time 7.30pm
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Matthew Lewis – The Monk

Hailed by Coleridge asĀ  “a work of no uncommon genius”, Matthew Lewis’ flamboyant late Gothic novel follows the moral and spiritual disintegration of the charismatic Capuchin friar, Ambrosio, as he becomes increasingly embroiled in a dark and turbulent world of sin and damnation. A huge popular hit in its day, the book still takes its enthralled readers on a wild and colourful ride to places more genteel novels rarely care to visit.