Educated at Westminster and Christ Church College, Oxford, Lewis entered politics and was elected a Member of Parliament. It was at this time that he published his famous gothic horror tale, The Monk (1794), which was a tremendous success as well as scandalous for the time because of the language and subject matter. Lewis wrote numerous dramas as well as verse and was influential on authors such as Walter Scott. Among his other works were The Castle Spectre (1796), The Bravo of Venice (1804) and the Journal of a West Indian Proprietor, which was an account of his time in the West Indies written during 1817, but not published until 1833. Lewis succumbed to a fever while returning to England in 1818.
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The Bravo of Venice
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