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New for 2021

The Selected Poetry and Prose of Shelley

In his week's blog, on the 202nd anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre, Sally Minogue looks at Percy Bysshe Shelley’s poetic responses to it. Read the blog here

ABOUT THE BOOK: Shelley's short, prolific life produced some of the most memorable and well-known lyrics of the Romantic period. But he was also the most radical writer in the English literary tradition of his day, a fiery political visionary committed to social change and progress.

The generous selection in this volume represents the wide range of his writing, both poetry and prose. Arranged chronologically, the accompanying introductory essays set Shelley's works in their historical, social and political context. They provide a vivid insight into the life and times of this volcanic spirit whose inspiring voice called on the people of England to:

‘Rise like lions after slumber
In unvanquishable number;
Shake your chains to earth like dew
Which in sleep had fallen on you.
Ye are many, they are few.’
(The Mask of Anarchy)

ISBN 9781853264085 R.R.P. $7.99

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    Died this week in 1832
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    Died this week in 1905
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