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Complete Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley: Text, Summary, Motifs and Notes (Annotated)

Complete Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley: Text, Summary, Motifs and Notes (Annotated) Comments by: Anthony Martinez ISBN 10: 3593301431 ISBN 13: 9783593301433   Percy Bysshe Shelley, (born Aug. 4, 1792, Field Place, near Horsham, Sussex, Eng.—died July 8, 1822, at sea off Livorno, Tuscany [Italy]), English Romantic poet whose passionate search for personal love and […]

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Complete Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley: Text, Summary, Motifs and Notes (Annotated)

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ISBN 13: 9783593301433

 

Percy Bysshe Shelley, (born Aug. 4, 1792, Field Place, near Horsham, Sussex, Eng.—died July 8, 1822, at sea off Livorno, Tuscany [Italy]), English Romantic poet whose passionate search for personal love and social justice was gradually channeled from overt actions into poems that rank with the greatest in the English language.

Furthermore, The young Shelley was educated at Syon House Academy  where he resisted physical and mental bullying by indulging in imaginative escapism and literary pranks. Between the spring of 1810 and that of 1811, he published two Gothic novels and two volumes of juvenile verse.

In the fall of 1810 Shelley entered University College, Oxford, where he enlisted his fellow student Thomas Jefferson Hogg. In March 1811, University College expelled both Shelley and Hogg for refusing to admit Shelley’s authorship. Hogg submitted to his family, but Shelley refused to apologize to his.

Late in August 1811, Shelley eloped with Harriet Westbrook, the younger daughter of a London tavern owner.

By marrying her, he betrayed the acquisitive plans of his grandfather and father, who tried to starve him into submission but only drove the strong-willed youth to rebel against the established order.

The couple traveled to Lynmouth, Devon, where Shelley issued more political pamphlets, and then to North Wales, where they spent almost six months in 1812–13.

At the end, Lack of money finally drove Shelley to moneylenders in London, where in 1813 he issued Queen Mab, his first major poem—a nine-canto mixture of blank verse and lyric measures that attacks the evils of the past and present.

Ends with resplendent hopes for humanity when freed from these vices.

In June 1813 Harriet Shelley gave birth to their daughter Ianthe, but a year later Shelley fell in love with Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, daughter of William Godwin and his first wife, née Mary Wollstonecraft.

Against Godwin’s objections, Shelley and Mary Godwin eloped to France on July 27, 1814, taking with them Mary’s stepsister Jane (later “Claire”) Clairmont.

All in all, following travels through France, Switzerland, and Germany, they returned to London, where they were shunned by the Godwins and most other friends.

Shelley dodged creditors until the birth of his son Charles and provisions of Sir Bysshe’s will forced Sir Timothy to pay Shelley’s debts and grant him an annual income.

Finally, This collection includes:

I. Introduction
II. ZASTROZZI
III. St Irvyne
IV. A Defence of Poetry and other essays
V. Queen Mab
VI. Alastor
VII. The Revolt of Islam
VIII. Prometheus Unbound
IX. The Complete Poetical Works

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ISBN: 9783593301433
Publisher: Lighthouse Books for Translation and Publishing
Publish Date: 2019
Page Count: 2934

“Complete Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley: Text, Summary, Motifs and Notes (Annotated)”

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