- Percy Bysshe Shelley (Censorship (Ready Reference series))
- Percy Bysshe Shelley (Critical Survey of Drama, Second Revised Edition)
- Percy Bysshe Shelley (Critical Survey of Poetry: British, Irish, & Commonwealth Poets)
- Percy Bysshe Shelley (Cyclopedia of World Authors, Fourth Revised Edition)
- Percy Bysshe Shelley (Dictionary of World Biography: The 19th Century)
At a glance:
- Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley
- First Published: 1886
- Type of Work: Drama
- Type of Plot: Tragedy
- Setting: Rome and the Apennines
- Characters: Count Francesco Cenci, Beatrice, Bernardo, Giacomo, Lucretia, Orsino, Olimpio and Marzio, Savella, Cardinal Camillo
- Genres: Drama, Tragedy, Closet drama
- Subjects: Murder or homicide, Incest, Rape, Assassination, Fratricide, parricide, or filicide, Assassins, hit men, or contract killers, Sixteenth century, Italy or Italians, Popes or papacy, Romanticism, Rome
- Locales: Europe, Rome, Italy, Italy, Apennines, Italy
Count Cenci is a cruel and brutal man whose greatest delight is to make people suffer. He sends two of his sons to Salamanca in the hope that they will starve. His daughter, Beatrice, was in love with Orsino, who enters the priesthood. She does not know where to turn for solace. Her father is worse than cruel to her, while her lover became a priest. Orsino promises to present to the pope a petition in which Beatrice begs relief from the sadistic abuses she and the rest of her family are suffering from her father. Beatrice tells Orsino of a banquet her father is...
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