Matthew Gregory Lewis

Standard Name: Lewis, Matthew Gregory
Used Form: M. G. Lewis
Used Form: Monk Lewis


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Dedications Charlotte Dacre
CD , publishing as Rosa Matilda, dedicated her first novel, Confessions of the Nun of St. Omer, to Monk Lewis .
Garside, Peter, James Raven, and Rainer Schöwerling, editors. The English Novel 1770-1829. Oxford University Press, 2000.
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Dacre, Charlotte. “Introduction”. Zofloya; or, The Moor, edited by Adriana Craciun, Broadview, 1997, pp. 11 -36.
Dedications Eliza Parsons
EP moved publishers again, to P. Norbury of Brentford, for The Valley of St. Gothard, A Novel, dedicated to M. G. Lewis .
The English Novel mistakenly dates the Critical notice of this...
Education Linda Villari
During the time she spent at her great-aunt's house in Croydon, LV 's novel suggests she was taught at home by a family governess, a close friend of her mother, identified there as Miss...
Family and Intimate relationships Isabella Kelly
Her son William Martin Kelly turned out a disappointment. A recent biographer of Matthew Lewis discounts stories that William's relationship with his patron was sexual. William, however, appears to have suffered, in typical young-gentleman fashion...
Family and Intimate relationships Mary Robinson
MR 's daughter grew up to be a writer, and to publish two books under her own name as well as revising and editing work by MR . Hers are the gothic, epistolary Minerva novel...
Fictionalization Lady Charlotte Bury
Assessments of LCB 's work during her lifetime varied wildly. Sir Walter Scott quoted her in print; Sydney Morgan respected her work; but to most people her social identity eclipsed her literary one. Her early...
Friends, Associates Isabella Kelly
Her friends or perhaps patrons included General Henry Seymour Conway (father of the writer-sculptor Anne Damer ) and his whole family.
Kelly, Isabella. A Collection of Poems and Fables. Richardson, 1794.
Matthew Lewis (though given his general view of fiction by women he may...
Friends, Associates Maria Riddell
She had already by this date, on a visit to London, met Boswell , the biographer, and found him a stranger biped than any she knew.
MacNaughton, Angus. Burns’ Mrs Riddell. A Biography. Volturna Press, 1975.
By this time, too, her political contacts included...
Friends, Associates Lady Charlotte Bury
Another acquaintance of LCB 's from childhood was Matthew Gregory Lewis , who was a favourite at Inverary Castle during her girlhood, and dedicated his Romantic Tales to her in 1808.
Mudge, Bradford Keyes, editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 116. Gale Research, 1992.
Friends, Associates Lady Charlotte Bury
During her first marriage Lady Charlotte frequently entertained the literary celebrities of her day.
Stephen, Sir Leslie, and Sidney Lee, editors. The Dictionary of National Biography. Smith, Elder, 1908.
Todd, Janet, editor. Dictionary of British Women Writers. Routledge, 1989.
She was a friend and patron of Sir Walter Scott , and a friend (with her daughters) of the exiled Italian...
Intertextuality and Influence Sophia King
The dutiful daughters thank their father for his care of their education. Pieces by the two sisters mostly alternate. SK claims in a note that she composed her De Clifford's Ghost at the age of...
Intertextuality and Influence Sarah Scudgell Wilkinson
The long title of Crazy Jane promises an account of their birth, parentage, courtship, and melancholy end. Founded on facts.
Burmester, James, Rosamund Burmester, and Emma Pound. English Books. James Burmester Rare Books, 1985.
The story is an ostensibly moral tale of seduction, madness, and suicide,
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
derived from...
Intertextuality and Influence Mary Wollstonecraft
The Critical Review rose to the challenge of this work, arguing that this story showed that Wollstonecraft's real talents lay in the novel: not for the usual, superficial variety, but for a tale of interest...
Intertextuality and Influence Emily Eden
She pays no attention in these letters to historical, geographical, or linguistic facts. On one occasion she mentions her interest in Indian politics, but does not write on it because she could not make them...
Intertextuality and Influence Mary Shelley
MS was the only one of the group to rise to Byron 's challenge by completing a ghost story, which she did almost a year later, on 14 May 1817.
Shelley, Mary. “Introduction”. Frankenstein, edited by David Lorne Macdonald and Kathleen Scherf, Broadview, 1994, pp. 11 -43.
She dedicated the printed...


9 July 1775
Matthew Gregory Lewis , later famous as the leading Gothic novelist of horror, was born on the eleventh birthday of Ann Radcliffe , leading Gothic novelist of terror.
12 March 1796
Matthew Gregory Lewis anonymously published The Monk, his gothicnovel of horror.