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Valperga: Or, the Life and Adventures of Castruccio, Prince of Lucca

Valperga: Or, the Life and Adventures of Castruccio, Prince of Lucca -

Valperga (1823), the novel Mary Shelley wrote after Frankenstein, is based on the life of Castruccio Castracani (1281-1328), Prince of Lucca. A brilliant soldier and cruel tyrant, he successfully commanded Ghibelline forces in Tuscany against the Guelphs. Woven into the story of this factional conflict are the tragic destinies of two heroines, ... Read More

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