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LEWIS, M.: The Monk (Unabridged)

A masterpiece of gothic fiction, The Monk is a cautionary tale of madness, horror, lust and despair. Father Ambrosio, the most pious and venerated monk in all of Madrid, is held as a paragon of virtue. But after thirty years of study and prayer, evil thoughts begin to permeate his mind. As two plots cleverly converge, torture, murder, incest, rape, poison and magic prevail, sustained by an elegance in the writing of the nineteen-year-old Matthew Lewis. The book was banned upon its initial publication in 1796 but later caught the attention of Lord Byron and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, with Coleridge naming it ‘the offspring of no common genius’.



Disc 1

  The Monk (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player The Monk 00:04:39
2.   Play with flash player Volume 1. Chapter 1 00:10:53
3.   Play with flash player Lorenzo gazed upon her with mingled surprise… 00:10:40
4.   Play with flash player Luckily for Antonia's ignorance… 00:11:26
5.   Play with flash player As she said this, she extended a lean… 00:10:46
6.   Play with flash player When he woke, he found himself extended… 00:10:33
7.   Play with flash player The old lady continued her discourse to Antonia… 00:09:53
8.   Play with flash player Chapter 2 00:05:06


Disc 2

  The Monk (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Here his reverie was interrupted… 00:09:35
2.   Play with flash player His words sounded like thunder to her ears… 00:10:37
3.   Play with flash player As he said this, he pointed to a marble tablet… 00:12:01
4.   Play with flash player As he uttered these words, he sobbed audibly. 00:09:50
5.   Play with flash player She ceased. While she spoke… 00:11:21
6.   Play with flash player He awoke, heated and unrefreshed. 00:08:57
7.   Play with flash player The friar was unable to reply… 00:07:03


Disc 3

  The Monk (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player She soon returned with it. 00:10:53
2.   Play with flash player Matilda again quitted her seat… 00:10:12
3.   Play with flash player The morning dawned. 00:13:40
4.   Play with flash player Chapter 3 00:09:49
5.   Play with flash player I followed the duke's advice… 00:10:34
6.   Play with flash player We were conversing in this manner… 00:08:11


Disc 4

  The Monk (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player At that moment a thousand confused ideas… 00:09:40
2.   Play with flash player The permission which our host demanded… 00:10:40
3.   Play with flash player No sooner was this horrible but necessary act… 00:09:22
4.   Play with flash player 'One fatal night he was brought back…' 00:10:32
5.   Play with flash player Volume 2. Chapter 1 00:10:01
6.   Play with flash player One evening, I was alone with Donna Rodolpha… 00:11:48
7.   Play with flash player The singularity of this account insensibly… 00:09:05


Disc 5

  The Monk (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player As my chaise drove out of the court… 00:12:04
2.   Play with flash player In the meanwhile Theodore assisted me… 00:10:19
3.   Play with flash player I stepped into the carriage, where Agnes… 00:11:16
4.   Play with flash player The singularity of my adventure… 00:11:40
5.   Play with flash player Theodore was surprised at the vivacity… 00:10:00
6.   Play with flash player He let the hand drop slowly… 00:09:56


Disc 6

  The Monk (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Lorenzo here interrupted his friend's narrative. 00:10:15
2.   Play with flash player The prioress advanced, and seated herself… 00:08:48
3.   Play with flash player I retired, filled with confusion and inquietude. 00:07:58
4.   Play with flash player Chapter 2 00:12:14
5.   Play with flash player The marquis returned the paper with a smile… 00:08:58
6.   Play with flash player On his entrance he found Elvira… 00:12:15
7.   Play with flash player Regularly every day did Lorenzo visit the convent… 00:11:30


Disc 7

  The Monk (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player The Exile 00:15:04
2.   Play with flash player Chapter 3 00:11:22
3.   Play with flash player The night arrived. 00:10:13
4.   Play with flash player With every instant Ambrosio's amazement… 00:11:15
5.   Play with flash player For a time spare diet, frequent watching… 00:11:56
6.   Play with flash player He threw himself into a chair… 00:12:17


Disc 8

  The Monk (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player 'Even before he spoke,' said Elvira… 00:09:41
2.   Play with flash player Chapter 4 00:09:48
3.   Play with flash player This was an untruth, but she was unconscious… 00:10:15
4.   Play with flash player At this precise moment there was no one… 00:12:08
5.   Play with flash player With these words she drew from beneath her… 00:09:15
6.   Play with flash player His lips trembled while he obeyed her. 00:10:04
7.   Play with flash player Volume 3. Chapter 1 00:11:55


Disc 9

  The Monk (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player 'But at least,' said the old Porteress… 00:09:38
2.   Play with flash player The youth ceased to sing. 00:09:37
3.   Play with flash player Elvira, whose inquietude… 00:10:22
4.   Play with flash player Terror, confusion, and disappointment… 00:08:54
5.   Play with flash player Chapter 2 00:09:57
6.   Play with flash player At length she resolved to address herself… 00:12:08
7.   Play with flash player The perusal of this story was ill calculated… 00:10:28


Disc 10

  The Monk (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player 'Oh! reverend father! such an accident!…' 00:10:38
2.   Play with flash player So strong an impression had the spectre… 00:10:01
3.   Play with flash player No sooner were matins over, than he bent… 00:12:38
4.   Play with flash player He paced the chamber up and down in silence. 00:12:31
5.   Play with flash player Chapter 3 00:08:57
6.   Play with flash player His heart being now at ease, Lorenzo gazed… 00:08:23


Disc 11

  The Monk (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player The indignation created by this account… 00:09:32
2.   Play with flash player Here St. Ursula ended her narrative. 00:10:06
3.   Play with flash player It proceeded from the lamp which flamed… 00:11:05
4.   Play with flash player Not being convinced that his destruction… 00:11:50
5.   Play with flash player While he listened to her melancholy accents… 00:11:49
6.   Play with flash player Chapter 4 00:07:56
7.   Play with flash player Gradually he felt the bosom… 00:09:31


Disc 12

  The Monk (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player The sound of her foot - steps roused the monk… 00:10:30
2.   Play with flash player On seeing a stranger enter… 00:09:09
3.   Play with flash player In the meanwhile, though closely pursued… 00:07:55
4.   Play with flash player Her persuasions induced Virginia to lay aside… 00:09:36
5.   Play with flash player Conclusion of the History of Agnes… 00:11:28
6.   Play with flash player She gazed upon me with angry eyes. 00:11:48


Disc 13

  The Monk (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player My mental anguish, and the dreadful scenes… 00:14:28
2.   Play with flash player Here Agnes ceased; and the marquis replied… 00:05:03
3.   Play with flash player Chapter 5 00:15:10
4.   Play with flash player The day of his second examination was at hand. 00:11:51
5.   Play with flash player Ambrosio, rather dead than alive, was left alone… 00:14:26
6.   Play with flash player In the meanwhile, the gaoler was thrown… 00:11:12

Total Playing Time: 14:58:50






Author(s):
Lewis, Matthew Gregory

Reader(s):
Boulton, Nicholas

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Catalogue No: NA0265

Barcode: 9781781980446

Release Date: 2017

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