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  Percy Bysshe Shelley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Percy Bysshe Shelley (August 4, 1792 – July 8, 1822; pronounced ['pɜːsi bɪʃ 'ʃɛli]) was one of the major English Romantic poets and is widely considered to be among the finest lyric poets of the English language.
Shelley was the son of Sir Timothy Shelley, later the 2nd baronet of Castle Goring, and his wife Elizabeth Pilfold.
Ianthe Eliza Shelley was married in 1837 to Edward Jeffries Esdaile.
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 Percy Bysshe Shelley
Percy Bysshe Shelley, the son of Sir Timothy Shelley, the M.P. for New Shoreham, was born at Field Place near Horsham, in 1792.
Shelley was educated at Eton and Oxford University and it was assumed that when he was twenty-one he would inherit his father's seat in Parliament.
Percy Bysshe Shelley was in Italy when he heard the news of the Peterloo Massacre.
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 Percy Bysshe Shelley - MSN Encarta
Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822), English poet, considered by many to be among the greatest, and one of the most influential leaders of the romantic movement.
The poem was one result of Shelley's friendship with the British philosopher William Godwin, expressing Godwin's freethinking Socialist philosophy.
At this time, Shelley wrote two short poems, “Hymn to Intellectual Beauty” and “Mont Blanc.” In December 1816, three weeks after the body of his wife, an apparent suicide, was recovered from a lake in a London park, Shelley and Mary were married.
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 Neurotic Poets: Percy Bysshe Shelley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The young Shelley was often seen indulging in his habit of sailing paper boats on the water of any nearby pond, lake or river, or reading with a book held right up to his eyes, lying very close to the fire.
Percy Shelley could not swim, and even though he had recently been involved in a boating accident in a canal one night in which he was nearly drowned, he and several friends decided to spend the summer of 1822 sailing on the Bay of Lerici.
Shelley's ashes were buried in the Protestant cemetery at Rome.
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 P.B. Shelley
Percy Bysshe Shelley was the heir of a rich estate acquired by his grandfather.
Shelley's father renounced his inheritance in favor of a small annuity, after he had eloped with the 16-year old Harriet Westbrook, the daughter of a London tavern owner.
In 1814 Shelley traveled abroad with Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, the daughter of the philosopher and anarchist William Godwin (1756-1836).
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 Percy Bysshe Shelley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Percy Bysshe Shelley was born in Horsham, Sussex the son of a Whig landowner.
Shelley's latter years were spent in the company of other literary and political exiles in Italy, where he enjoyed a greater freedom to express his revolutionary ideas.
Shelley is without doubt one of the great Romantic poets who, in spite of his turbulent and colourful life, produced works which are full of passion, creative energy, and lyrical beauty.
www.englishverse.com /poets/shelley_percy_bysshe   (149 words)

  
 Percy Bysshe Shelley, 1998 - Current Bibliography: Keats-Shelley Journal - Scholarly Resources, Romantic Circles
"Shelley, Byron, and the Maniac Poetics." KSR 12 (1998): 131-46.
Simpson considers how Byron's and Shelley's dramas were received by the press, and draws on the work of Foucault, Sedgwick, and other theorists to consider the importance of historicism, homoeroticism, and the closet as metaphors for their efforts at political reform.
Shelley's readings of Gothic novels (and of their readership) also informed his theories on the power of lyric as opposed to "the power of narrative" (6).
www.rc.umd.edu /reference/ksjbib/pbshelley/ShellPB98.html   (4295 words)

  
 Percy Bysshe Shelley
Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) was a sad genius who tried to live a happy life.
Shelley published an open letter to the eminent and ignorant jurist, pleading for the right to think, to investigate, and to publish.
Shelley went on, publishing pamphlets condemning the government for making trade unions illegal, starving the people with an agricultural policy benefiting only the huge estates while the working people lived and died in poverty and servility.
www.infidels.org /library/modern/john_murphy/percyshelley.html   (620 words)

  
 Berkshire History: Biographies: Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)
Percy Bysshe Shelley was born at Field Place in Warnham, near Horsham in Sussex, the son of Timothy Shelley, a local member of Parliament and afterwards a baronet, by his wife Elizabeth, the daughter of Charles Pilfold.
Shelley was educated at the Syon House Academy in Brentford (Middlesex) and Eton College (Buckinghamshire), before entering University College, Oxford in 1810.
Shelley became good friends with Leigh Hunt and wrote 'The Revolt of Islam' while enjoying the view from a high seat in Bisham Wood or anchored in his boat amongst the islets of the Thames.
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 Shelley, Percy Bysshe (1792-1822)
Percy Bysshe Shelley was the son of a country gentleman, Sir Timothy Shelley (1753-1844).
Shelley was under the impression that Godwin was no longer alive and was thrilled to meet his hero.
Shelley, in sharp contradiction to Byron, was hardly known to the public.
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 Shelley, Percy Bysshe LiteraryTraveler.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Percy Bysshe Shelley was born in 1792 to an aristocratic family, and his father was a member of parliament.
After he was expelled from Oxford, Percy met Harriet Westbrook and eloped with her causing his father to reduce his monthly allowance to a small annuity.
In 1817, Percy produced Laon and Cythna, later reissued as The Revolt of Islam, a narrative poem that is a symbolic story of revolution.
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 Percy Bysshe Shelley
Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822), radical poet, spent most of his short, tragic life in semi-obscurity in exile.
Shelley's exile was a time of great upheaval and growing inequality in England, such equality has only been seen in modern times in Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair's Britain.
Shelley was able to adapt his style to the subject matter, satire, lyrical, formal ode.
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 Percy Bysshe Shelley - Biography and Works
Percy Bysshe Shelley was born on 4 August 1792 in Horsham, Sussex, England.
Percy Shelley’s forays to the Godwin’s also resulted in his acquaintance with his daughter Mary, who almost immediately proved to be his intellectual equal.
Percy was working on his tragedy in five acts The Cenci and many other works including “Men of England” and his elegy for John KeatsAdonais” (1821).
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 Amazon.ca: Shelley: Poems: Books: Percy Bysshe Shelley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Shelley seemed to be at his best when he was struck by a single moment of inspiration, such as in "To The Moon," which he left incomplete (or was it "The Waning Moon"?).
Thus, Shelley's epic philosophical drama _Prometheus Unbound_, both a meditation about the relationship between thought and language and a metaphor for political renewal based on moral growth (among other things), is represented by a couple of incidental lyrics; all complexity and depth are left on Quigly's cutting room floor.
Shelley was in a sense more of a metaphysical than a romantic poet, and in another sense more of a metaphysical poet than the metaphysicals themselves, since he was often concerned with genuine metaphysical questions in his poetry: thought and language, epistemology, and so on.
www.amazon.ca /Shelley-Poems-Percy-Bysshe/dp/0679429093   (1749 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The Complete Poems of Percy Bysshe Shelley (Modern Library): Books: Percy Bysshe Shelley,Mary Shelley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
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.
Shelley's first editor, Mary Shelley had no choice about censoring Shelley's more radical poems: she was dependent on Shelley's father Sir Timothy Shelley, for 150 pounds a year that was the different between survival and starvation for herself and her son.
Mary Shelley was under financial threat if she preserved her late husband's memory, and in that context her work as editor was brave and loyal.
www.amazon.com /Complete-Bysshe-Shelley-Modern-Library/dp/0679601112   (2215 words)

  
 *Ø*  Wilson's Almanac free daily ezine | Death of Shelley | Percy Bysshe Shelley death England English romantic ...
Shelley had often forecast his death by drowning, yet he never learned to swim, nor to navigate.
Thus it has been suggested that Percy Bysshe Shelley might have committed suicide, for we know from his letters that he was depressed at the time.
Shelley was also feeling overshadowed by the genius of Byron, writing “'I have lived too long near Lord Byron and the sun has extinguished the glow-worm”.
www.wilsonsalmanac.com /shelley.html   (907 words)

  
 Percy Bysshe Shelley
In the autumn of 1810, Shelley matriculated at University College, Oxford, where he was assigned as roommate Thomas Jefferson Hogg, who became his friend and sometime literary associate.
Shelley learned of this event on 15 December, and plans were immediately made to legitimate his relationship with Mary.
For the heir to a baronetcy and son of a Member of Parliament to be treated in such a manner testifies to the extraordinary level of political reaction to which England had sunk in the wake of the defeat of Napoleon.
www.english.upenn.edu /Projects/knarf/PShelley/bio.html   (1307 words)

  
 Percy Bysshe Shelley: biography and overview of the great romantic poet's poetry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
PEROY BYSSHE SHELLEY was born at Field Place, near Horsham, in Sussex, August 4, 1792; and his eventful life came suddenly to a sad termination.
Shelley next went to Oxford, but he studied irregularly, except in his peculiar views, where he seemed to be constant in his thought and speculations.
A complete edition of "Shelley's Poetical Works" with notes by his widow was published in four volumes in 1839, and the same lady gave to the world two volumes of his prose "Essays," "Letters from Abroad," "Translations and Fragments." Shelley's was a dream of romance--a tale of mystery and grief.
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 Percy Bysshe Shelley - Books and Biography
Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1827) was born August 4, 1792, at Field Place, near Horsham, Sussex, England.
The poem emerged from Shelley's friendship with the British philosopher William Godwin, and it expressed Godwin's freethinking Socialist philosophy.
Shelley lost custody of his two children by Harriet because of his adherence to the notion of free love.
www.readprint.com /author-72/Percy-Bysshe-Shelley   (623 words)

  
 Romantic Circles: Scholarly Resources--The Shelley Chronology--by Carl Stahmer
The Shelley Chronology is a hypertext chronology of important dates in the life of Percy Bysshe Shelley.
Percy Bysshe Shelley (PBS) born at Field Place, Warnham, near Horsham, West Sussex, the eldest child of Timothy Shelley, M.P., and Elizabeth Pilfold Shelley, and eldest grandchild of (Percy) Bysshe Shelley, a wealthy landowner.
Shelleys flee to Livorno, where MWS remains in depression, while PBS writes The Cenci in summer (printed in Italy, it is sent to England for publication in 1820).
www.rc.umd.edu /cstahmer/shelcron   (1633 words)

  
 My Hideous Progeny: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein - Mary Shelley: Relatives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
In 1792, Percy Bysshe Shelley is born into a conservative, aristocratic family.
After the suicide of Shelley's wife Harriet Westbrook, Percy and Mary marry in 1816.
Shelley's work is now regarded as one of the greatest of all English poets, although some find his poems too pretty and over-sentimental.
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 English Reading: Percy Bysshe Shelley (EnglishClub.com)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Percy Bysshe Shelley was the son of a wealthy Member of Parliament.
By 1814, their marriage had collapsed and Shelley eloped again, this time with Mary Godwin, who was later to write Frankenstein.
Shelley himself was drowned in a storm at sea in 1822.
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 [minstrels] Ozymandias -- Percy Bysshe Shelley
Biographical Note: Shelley was, along with Byron and Keats, one of the major poets of the Later Romantic period.
And of Shelley himself: Percy Bysshe (pronounced 'Bish') Shelley, 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.
The forehead of Shelley was cluttered with curls, And Keats never was a descendant of earls, And Byron walked out with a number of girls, But it didn't impair the poetical feats Of Byron and Shelley, Of Byron and Shelley, Of Byron and Shelley and Keats.
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 Positive Atheism's Big List of Percy Bysshe Shelley Quotations
It is thus that the generality of mankind, whose lot is ignorance, attributes to the Divinity, not only the unusual effects which strike them, but moreover the most simple events, of which the causes are the most simple to understand by whomever is able to study them.
In fighting for his God everyone, in fact, fights only for the interests of his own vanity, which, of all the passions produced by the mal-organization of society, is the quickest to take offense, and the most capable of committing the greatest follies.
But the Christian religion attaches the highest possible degree of merit and demerit to that which is worthy of neither, and which is totally unconnected with the peculiar faculty of the mind whose presence is essential to their being.
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 Percy Bysshe Shelley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Queen Mab, a visionary and ideological poem in nine cantos, was written during Shelley's early period of political activism and published privately in 1813.
The prose "Notes," some of which form substantial essays, show the influence of the revolutionary ideals of the 1790s.
Shelley had married Harriet Westbrook after they eloped together in 1811.
www.lib.udel.edu /ud/spec/exhibits/treasures/english/shelley.html   (84 words)

  
 Percy Bysshe Shelley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Visiting Godwin in London, Shelley met his 17-year-old daughter, Mary Godwin, and eloped with her, taking along her stepsister Claire.
Shelley had expected both Harriet and Mary to sleep with his friend Hogg, and was willing to share Mary and her sister Claire with Byron, although there is no proof this happened.
Shelley drowned shortly thereafter after deliberately setting sail against all advice in a storm, the boat laden with far too much wind-catching canvas.
pluto.scs.ryerson.ca /~monica/shelley.htm   (903 words)

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