Zastrozzi and St. Irvyne

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Broadview Press, Feb 18, 2002 - Fiction - 326 pages
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In 1810, while still at Eton, Percy Bysshe Shelley published Zastrozzi, the first of his two early Gothic prose romances. He published the second, St. Irvyne; or, The Rosicrucian, a year later. These sensationalist novels present some of Shelley’s earliest thoughts on irresponsible self-indulgence and violent revenge, and offer remarkable insight into an imagination that is strikingly modern. This new Broadview Literary Texts edition also brings together the fragmentary remains of Shelley’s other prose fiction, including his chapbook, Wolfstein, and contemporary reviews both by Shelley and about his work.

 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
8
A Brief Chronology
54
A Romance
157
The Assassins
253
The Coliseum
270
Contemporary Reviews
279
Shelleys Reviews of Contemporary Novels
290
Wolfstein or The Mysterious Bandit
306
Selected Bibliography
321
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Stephen C. Behrendt has written extensively on Romanticism and Romantic poetry. He is the George Holmes Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Nebraska.

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