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 (chĕn′chē), Beatrice 1577-1599.
Italian noblewoman who was beheaded for patricide. She is depicted in many works of art and literature, including Percy Shelley's The Cenci (1819).


(ˈtʃɛn tʃi)

Beatrice, 1577–1599, Italian parricide whose life is the subject of various novels and poems.
References in classic literature ?
Not by the horrible things imputed both ways; I know (though it's not modern to say so) that human nature in the highest places is still capable of being Cenci or Borgia.
It is rather for Shelley's shorter poems, his lyrics, that I would try to gain your love at present, for although he wrote The Cenci, the best tragedy of his time, a tragedy which by its terror and pain links him with Shakespeare, it is as a lyric poet that we love Shelley.
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It is tempting to see this as something awful but banal--domestic violence toward women is nothing new, and late eighteenth-century literature, especially the Gothic, is full of despotic and deranged men, like Lewis's diabolical monk and, later, Shelley's contemptible Count Cenci.
Here Cameron reveals her fascination with the story of Beatrice Cenci, the daughter of a 16th-century Florentine count who conspired with her stepmother and brothers to have her tyrannical father killed after he raped her.
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In "Anatomising the 'Case': Shelley's The Cenci, Browning's The Ring and the Book, and the Origins of the Dramatic Monologue" (Casaliggi, Carmen, and Paul March-Russell, eds.
Pisana explains to Carlo that "si era fermata senza pensarci e che in quanto alla Rosa le avea fatto compassione il vederla coperta di cenci e intristita in viso per miseria" (683).
c) Department of Public Health and Infectious Diseases, Institute Pasteur Cenci Bolognetti Foundation, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
Nettis E, Dambra P, Loria MP, Cenci L, Vena GA, Ferrannini A,
As an alumnus of Prop and the Urban University myself (1952-56) and then of the Pontifical Lateran University (1956-61), I grieved over Howard's account of the troubled final years of Monsignor Felice Cenci as Rector of a college that he had headed and where he was much loved for close to a quarter of a century.
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