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Book Title: The Cenci|
The author of the book: Percy Bysshe Shelley
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Edition: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
Date of issue: September 10th 2010
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Out of the two plays I have read by Shelley, this is the better one. The Cenci is actually a pretty interesting and spicy tragedy about a daughter who is raped by her father, then is part of a scheme to have him murdered. Of course, this is just the bare bones of the plot, as Shelley clearly fills out the rest with language that I think is not exactly suited for a drama. Now, it is not as obvious as it is in Prometheus Unbound by any means, but it is still a little clunky to read amidst the action that is frankly quite interesting, if not controversial.
Other than that, I am at a loss for words with this one. Not exactly remarkable, but also not a bad play.
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Read information about the authorPercy Bysshe Shelley was one of the major English Romantic poets and is widely considered to be among the finest lyric poets of the English language. He is perhaps most famous for such anthology pieces as Ozymandias, Ode to the West Wind, To a Skylark, and The Masque of Anarchy. However, his major works were long visionary poems including Alastor, Adonais, The Revolt of Islam, Prometheus Unbound and the unfinished The Triumph of Life.
Shelley's unconventional life and uncompromising idealism, combined with his strong skeptical voice, made him a authoritative and much denigrated figure during his life. He became the idol of the next two or three generations of poets, including the major Victorian and Pre-Raphaelite poets Robert Browning, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Algernon Charles Swinburne, as well as William Butler Yeats and poets in other languages such as Jibanananda Das and Subramanya Bharathy. He was also admired by Karl Marx, Henry Stephens Salt, and Bertrand Russell. Famous for his association with his contemporaries John Keats and Lord Byron, he was also married to novelist Mary Shelley.
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