Valperga, Or, The Life and Adventures of Castruccio, Prince of LuccaBook - 1998
Originally published in 1823, Valperga is probably Mary Shelley's most neglected novel. Set in 14th-century Italy, it represents a merging of historical romance and the literature of sentiment. Incorporating intriguing feminist elements, this absorbing novel shows Shelley as a complex and intellectually astute thinker.
Life and adventures of Castruccio, Prince of Lucca