This is a post from Blog Secret Santa
This post was written as part of Blog Secret Santa 2014. It was an anonymous gift post, published here unedited. Here’s the full blog roll, including something by me.
In his play The Cenci, poet Percy Bysshe Shelley weaves a tragic tale of villainy and disaster.
A bloodthirsty 17th-century nobleman becomes the target of a murder plot. In today’s parlance, we’d say that “no jury in the world” would convict young Giacomo and his cohorts of plotting to murder the abusive, lecherous Count Cenci.
But after concocting their scheme, Giacomo is dismayed to hear that the evil count has escaped his clutches. By chance, the count has missed his date with destiny by embarking on a journey an hour too soon.