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Zastrozzi is Shelley’s first published novel and a work of pure Gothic fantasy. Melodramatic in the extreme, it is a fascinating and entertaining piece with many glimpses of Shelley’s later poetic genius. Zastrozzi, the arch-villain of the tale, is sworn to avenge the wrongs done to his mother. Prepared to go to any lengths to execute his horrific plans, he enlists the help of the willing Matilda. Together they vow to destroy Verezzi and Julia, the subjects of their wrath, and embark upon a fateful chain of events that can lead only to catastrophe.