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Zastrozzi, A Romance

Percy Bysshe Shelley

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

“Would Julia of Strobazzo’s heart was reeking on my dagger!” From the asthmatic urgency of its opening abduction scene to the Satanic defiance of the villain’s departure “with a wild convulsive laugh of exulting revenge”, this first of Shelley’s Gothic novelettes recycles much sensational boyhood reading and also points to some of his more mature concerns. It is the ego-driven pursuit of passionate extremes, revenge included, which consigns figures like Zastrozzi and the murderous Matilda to an isolation which is socially destructive as well as self-annihilating. The story of their downfall is related in a relentlessly hysterical style – possibly more easily enjoyed when read aloud! (Summary by Martin Geeson)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

5h 16m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

14:34


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

11:21


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

11:57


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

27:29


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

16:45


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

19:51


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

25:57


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

30:03


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

22:36


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

15:41


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

21:57


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

31:46


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

14:01


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

19:26


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

12:51


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

19:52