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Lewis's Monk

This romance, on its first appearance, roused the attention of all the

literary world of England, and even spread its writer's name to the

continent. The author--"wonder-working Lewis," was a stripling under

twenty when he wrote The Monk in the short space of ten weeks! Sir

Walter Scott, probably the most rapid composer of fiction upon record,

hardly exceeded this, even in his latter days, when his facility of

writing was the greatest.

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