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Moravia's bloody tragedy of the Renaissance Cencis. Beatrice was a young Roman noblewoman (daughter of the vicious & violent Francesco Cenci) whose condemnation to death by Pope Clement VIII aroused public sympathy & became the subject of poems, dramas, & novels, including The Cenci (1819) by Percy Bysshe Shelley. Moravia's works were censored by Mussolini's fascist government, & placed by the Vatican on the Index librorum prohibitarum (Index of Forbidden Books). Especially influenced by the thoughts of Marx & Freud, he sharply criticized our dehumanized, capitalist world.


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July 1965 : UK Hardback

Title: Beatrice Cenci
Author(s): Alberto Moravia
ISBN: 0-436-28700-5 / 978-0-436-28700-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd
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