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The Selected Poetry and Prose of Shelley

Percy Bysshe Shelley

"A poet is a nightingale, who sits in darkness and sings to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds."

With an Introduction, Notes and Bibliography by Dr Bruce Woodcock, Senior Lecturer in English, University of Hull.

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)

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ISBN: 9781853264085
PRICE: $7.99
PAGES: 752
PACK QTY: 24
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