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Monk Lewis Greetings Card

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Blank greetings card with envelope featuring:

Monk Lewis NPG 2171

© National Portrait Gallery, London

by George Lethbridge Saunders, after Unknown artist

Matthew Gregory Lewis was popularly nicknamed 'Monk Lewis' after his work, The Monk (1796), one of the most celebrated British gothic novels. Denounced as blasphemous pornography, it was an immediate bestseller. Capitalising on his success and notoriety, he wrote popular gothic melodramas such as Castle Spectre (1797) and Timour the Tartar (1811), which greatly influenced Sir Walter Scott. In 1812, Lewis inherited a Jamaican sugar plantation. His posthumously published Journal of a West India Proprietor (1834), recounted his attempts to improve the working and... more

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Card size: 125mm x 175mm

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