The Monk

Real Name: Ambrosio

Identity/Class: Human, transformed by magic

Occupation: Monk

Affiliations: Unknown

Enemies: Unknown

Known Relatives: Don Gonzalvo, Condé de las Cisternas (father)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unknown

First Appearance: The Monk (1796)

Powers/Abilities: Unknown

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

Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.

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