Real Name: Ambrosio
Identity/Class: Human, transformed by magic
Known Relatives: Don Gonzalvo, Condé de las Cisternas (father)
Base of Operations: Unknown
First Appearance: The Monk (1796)
History: The Monk sold his soul to the Devil and encounters many strange beings on his adventures.
Comments: Created by Matthew Lewis. Thanks to Terry Hooper for informing me about this character. He tells me that it 'was called by one critic "a mass of murder, outrage, diablerie and indecenc"; there were attempts to ban the work as obscene but it created interest in horror fiction.'
Thanks to Mike Harwood for providing the character's given name and that of his father.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
Monk, ally of Doc Savage
Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.
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