Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Matthew Gregory Lewis: A Brief Chronology
A Note on the Text

The Monk

  • Vol.1
    Vol.2
    Vol.3

Appendix A: Literary Sources

  1. Richard Steele, The Guardian, 31 August 1713
  2. Samuel Richardson, Clarissa, 1747-48
    1. Lovelace’s Dream
    2. Clarissa’s Dream
  3. Johann Karl August Musäus, “The Elopement”
  4. Christian Friedrich Daniel Schubart, “The Eternal Tew”
  5. Matthew Gregory Lewis, “Imitation of Anacreon”

Appendix B: Historical Contexts

  1. The French Revolution
    1. Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France, 1790
    2. Matthew Gregory Lewis, “France and England in 1793”
    3. Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason, 1794-95
  2. Colonialism and Slavery
    1. Matthew Gregory Lewis, The Castle Spectre, 1797
    2. Matthew Gregory Lewis, Journal of a West India Proprietor,
      1815-18
  3. Georgian Homophobia
    1. The Trying and Pilloring of the Vere Street Club, 1810

Appendix C: Critical Reception

  1. [Mary Wollstonecraft?], Analytical Review, October 1796
  2. European Magazine, February 1797
  3. [Samuel Taylor Coleridge], Critical Review, February
    1797
  4. “An Apology for the Monk,” Monthly Mirror, April 1797
  5. Matthew Gregory Lewis, letter to his father, 23 February 1798
  6. Matthew Gregory Lewis, Preface to Adelmorn, the Outlaw,
    1801
  7. Le Décade philosophique, 9 May 1797
  8. Spectateur du nord, April-June 1798
  9. Marquis de Sade, “Reflections on the Novel,” 1800
  10. Ann Radcliffe, “On the Supernatural in Poetry,” 1826

Appendix D: Cultural Responses

  1. Charles Farley, Raymond and Agnes, 1797
  2. “The Bleeding Nun,” 1801
  3. Almagro & Claude; or Monastic Murder, 1810

Appendix E: Variants

Works Cited and Recommended Reading

Posted on October 29, 2015