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Valperga by Mary Shelley
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by Mary Shelley
Publisher: G. and W. B. Whittaker 1823
Number of pages: 464
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.