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This Second Edition is based on the authoritative texts chosen by the editors from their scholarly edition of The Complete Poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley.

Each selection has been thoroughly reedited, and the order of the poems has been rearranged in light of redating or other reconsiderations. All headnotes are new or updated, and many footnotes have been added, replaced, or revised.
"Criticism" reflects the recent renaissance in Shelley studies, the greatest renaissance since 1870-92. All twenty-three essays are new to the Second Edition; among them are the work of Harold Bloom, Stuart Curran...
Percy Bysshe Shelley endures today as the great Promethean bard of the High Romantic period who is best remembered for extolling the sublime and affirming the possibility of transcendence.

From the Hardcover edition.
Excerpt: ...sun, which shone and smiled _245 To see it rise thus joyous from its dreams, The fresh and radiant Earth. The hoary grove Waxed green-and flowers burst forth like starry beams;- The grass in the warm sun did start and move, And sea-buds burst under the waves serene:- _250 How many a one, though none be near to love, Loves then the shade of his own soul, half seen In any mirror-or the spring's young minions, The winged leaves amid the copses green;- How many a spirit then puts on the pinions _255 Of fancy, and outstrips the lagging blast, And his own steps-and over wide dominions Sw...
Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) was a Romantic poet of radical imaginings, living in an age of change. His tempestuous life and friendship with Byron, and his tragically early death, at times threatened to overwhelm his legacy as a poet, but today his standing as one of the foremost English authors is assured.
This freshly edited collection--the fullest one-volume selection in English--includes all but one of the longer poems, from Queen Mab onwards, in their entirety. Only Laon and Cythna is excerpted, in a generous selection. As well as works such asPrometheus Unbound, The Mask of Ana...
Percy Bysshe Shelley was one of the leading English Romantics and is critically regarded among the finest lyric poets in the English language. His major works include the long visionary poems “Prometheus Unbound” and “Adonais,” an elegy on the death of John Keats. His shorter, classic verses include “Ozymandias,” “To a Skylark,” “Mont Blanc,” and “Ode to the West Wind.” This comprehensive and informative new edition collects his best poetry and prose, revealing how his writings weave together the political, personal, visionary, and idealistic.
Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) was perhaps the most intellectually adventurous of the great Romantic poets.  A classicist, a headlong visionary, a social radical, and a poet of serene artistry with a lyric touch second to none, Shelley personified the richly various—and contradictory—energies of his time. This compact yet comprehensive collection showcases all the extraordinary facets of Shelley’s art. From his most famous lyrical poems (“Ozymandias,” “The Cloud”) to his political and philosophical works (”The Mask of Anarchy,” “Hymn to Intellectual Beauty”) to excerpts from  his remarkable ...
Here, in a single volume, is the complete poetry of tow of the best loved poets of the High Romantic period: John Keats and Percy Bysshe Shelley. Shelley, the Promethean bard, sings of the sublime and affirms the possibility of transcendence; Keats, more concerned with the limits of Imagination, celebrates the pleasures of the senses and opts for a quieter apocalypse.
John Keats (1795-1821), the son of a livery-stable keeper in London, attended the Reverend John Clarke's private school at Enfield until the age of fifteen, when he was apprenticed to a surgeon and apothecary. In 1815 he took up m...
Copyright, 1951, by Random House (The Modern Library). The text of Shelley's poetry in this edition is substantially that of the first editions. Occasional emendations on the authority of later editors have been made. In addition, a small number of silent changes in punctuation, etc., have been introduced for the sake of clarity.
A Defence of Poetry is an essay by the English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, written in 1821 and first published posthumously. It contains Shelley's famous claim that "poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world".

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