Author: Matthew G. Lewis
Profile: Matthew Gregory Lewis was an English author, dramatist and novelist besides which he has been Member of Parliament also. He has also worked as an estate owner in Jamaica and a diplomat. He has studied at Westminster School after which he attended Christ Church, Oxford and received his bachelor’s degree in 1769 and his Master’s degree in 1772. The Monk is his most notable works.
Writing style: Matthew G. Lewis’s genre is writing novels which very often classified as ‘Gothic horror’.
The Effusions of Sensibility (unfinished)
Ambrosio, or The Monk: A Romance (3 volumes) (1796, revised 1798)
The Bravo of Venice (1805)
Feudal Tyrants; or, The Counts of Carlsheim and Sargans
My Uncle’s Garret Window
Oberon’s Henchman or The Legend of the Three Sisters
1799 - Tales of Terror
1801 – Tales of Wonder
1808 – Romantic Tales
1796 – Village Virtues: A Dramatic Satire
1800 – The East Indian: A Comedy in Five Acts
1797 – The Minister: A Tragedy, in Five Acts
1801 – Alfonso, King of Castile: A Tragedy in Five Acts
1806 – Adelgitha; or, The Fruit of a Single Error, A Tragedy in Five Acts
1811 – One O’Clock, Or, The Knight and Wood Daemon, A Grand Musical Romance
Rugantino, The Terrible Banditti-King, a melo-drama in three acts
1801 - More Wonderrs: an heroic epistle to M.G. Lewis (A satire on his works) with a Praescript Extraordinary and An Ode on the Union
1833 – Journal of a West India Proprietor Kept during a Residence in the Island of Jamaica (1833)
1839 – The Life and Correspondence of M.G. Lewis
Awards and Acknowledgements:
Matthew G. Lewis was frequently referred to as ‘Monk’ Lewis, the reason being of the success of his Gothic novel The Monk (1796) which has made him win a place in early every English literature history.