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Valperga

by Mary Shelley

Part of the Broadview Editions Series

Valperga Synopsis

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.

Valperga Press Reviews

This is a superb edition of Mary Shelley's historical romance Valperga. Professor Rajan provides an extremely illuminating introduction to the novel, one that if finely informed by her extensive knowledge of women's literary history, Italian history, British Romanticism, and critical theory. She sensitively analyses the ways in which Shelly's complex bio-textual relationships to both her husband and her father play out in the novel. She also provides extensive and invaluable annotations, chronologies, appendices of relevant writings by Godwin, Sismondi, Machiavelli, and the earliest reviews of the novel. - Anne K. Mellor, UCLA

Book Information

ISBN: 9781551111445
Publication date: 15th August 1998
Author: Mary Shelley
Publisher: Broadview Press Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 492 pages
Categories: Classic fiction (pre c 1945),

About Mary Shelley

Tillottama Rajan is one of Canada's most distinguished Romanticists. She is the Director of the Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism, in the Department of English, University of Western Ontario.

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