Цастроци: романса (енгл. Zastrozzi: A Romance) или само Цастроци (енгл. Zastrozzi) готичка је новела романтичарког песника и филозофа Персија Биша Шелија оригинално објављена 1810. године. Објављена је анонимно, а потписана само иницијалима аутора — П. Б. Ш. Цастроци представља прву од две готичке новеле која оцртава његов атеистички поглед на свет кроз негативца Цастроција[1] и дотиче се његових најранијих размишљања о неодговорном самозадовољењу и насилној освети. Рецензет из 1810. године је написао да је главни лик Цастроци „један од најдивљих и невероватних демона који је икад изашао из болесног мозга”.

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Ориг. насловZastrozzi: A Romance
АуторПерси Биш Шели
Земља Уједињено Краљевство
Издавање1810. (Џорџ Вилки и Џон Робинсон)
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Шели је Цастроција написао са 17 година,[2] док је похађао своју последњу годину на колеџу Етон,[3] иако он није објављен све до краја 1810. године, када је похађао Универзитетски колеџ, Оксфорд. Ова новела представља прво објављено Шелијево прозно дело.[4]


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  4. ^ Percy Bysshe Shelley Biography, Poem of Quotes.com


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