Watch This, Read That: The Monk

Watch This, Read That: The Monk

Banned upon publication, Matthew G. Lewis’s 1796 gothic novel The Monk—written when he was just 19—tells the story of a Capuchin friar who must battle temptation when a woman in disguise sneaks into his monastery. Starring Vincent Cassel, the film hits theaters March 8.

The Monk book cover

This article originally appeared on Zola Books.