I did it, I finished the most-scandalous Monk. And it really was scandalous, at least by the standards of the eighteenth century. And much more entertaining than I had expected. Ghosts, murderers, rapists, trapdoors, sexism, sepulchres, good Christian values, sorcery, unwanted pregnancies—this book has it all! Here is just a taste of The Monk:
She was undressing to bathe herself. The long tresses of her hair were already bound up...She threw off her last garment...At this moment a tame linnet flew towards her, nestled its head between her breasts, and nibbled them in wanton play.