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Poetic Lives: Shelley
by Daniel Hahn
One of the finest poets of the English language, Percy Bysshe Shelley is known as much for his outstanding lyric poems as for his unconventional lifestyle. Works such as "Ozymandius," "To a Skylark," and "Ode to the Westwind" have been read and loved by successive generations; and so too a fascination with Shelley’s short life has remained. Included in this newbiography ar ...more
Paperback, 152 pages
Published October 1st 2009 by Hesperus Press
(first published 2009)
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This biography gives brief details of Percy Bysshe Shelley s short but extraordinary life, from his birth in 1792 to his early death in 1822, shortly before his thirtieth birthday.[return][return]The opening paragraph caught my immediate attention in pointing out that Shelley was not that far away from the present day. Although he was born during the reign of mad King George III when there were struggles for independence in Europe the French Revolution and then Napoleon s rise to power, his gran ...more