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  Percy Bysshe Shelley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Percy Bysshe Shelley (August 4, 1792 – July 8, 1822) was one of the major English Romantic poets and is esteemed by some scholars the finest lyric poet in 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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 Mary Shelley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mary Shelley was born in London, England, the second daughter of famed feminist, educator and writer Mary Wollstonecraft and the equally famous liberal philosopher, anarchic journalist and atheist dissenter, William Godwin.
During this time Percy Shelley wrote "Alastor" and "The Spirit of Solitude", in which he counsels against the loss of "sweet human love" in exchange for the activism that he himself was to promote and indulge in for much of his life.
Mary Shelley died on February 1, 1851 in London and was interred at St. Peter's Churchyard in Bournemouth, in the English county of Dorset.
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 Percy Bysshe Shelley -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Percy Bysshe Shelley (August 4, 1792 – July 8, 1822) was one of the major English (A soulful or amorous idealist) Romantic poets.
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The Shelleys and Byron rented neighbouring houses on the shores of (A lake between southwestern Switzerland and France that is crossed from east to west by the Rhone) Lake Geneva.
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 Shelley, Percy Bysshe. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Shelley’s life continued to be dominated by his desire for social and political reform, and he was constantly publishing pamphlets.
In 1814 Shelley left England for France with Mary Godwin, the daughter of William Godwin.
In 1817 Harriet’s parents obtained a decree from the lord chancellor stating that Shelley was unfit to have custody of his children.
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 Neurotic Poets: Percy Bysshe Shelley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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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 A Biographical Sketch by blupete: Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822).   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Shelley, to use Blunden's words, was "brought up in the air of riches and responsibility and the confidence that wishes can be fulfilled..."7 After attending a preparatory school (Sion House Academy), in 1804, he was enrolled at Eton.
Shelley was restless and infected with wanderlust; it came on immediately with his marriage and lasted throughout his life.
Shelley was obliged, in these two principal female relationships in his life, the one with Harriet Westbrook, the other with Mary Godwin, to take a sister in, in each case.
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 pbshelley
Shelley's cousin Tom Medwin described looking through Walker's telescopes at the rings of Saturn and through his microscope at a fly's wing, cheese mites, and "the vermicular animalculae in vinegar." Shelley was notorious as a school boy for his scientific experiments, many of which resulted in destructive explosions.
There is eloquence in the tongueless wind and a melody in the flowing of brooks and the rustling of the reeds beside them which by their inconceivable relation to something within the soul, awaken the spirits to a dance of breathless rapture, and bring tears of mysterious tenderness to the eyes.
Shelley's "Preface" to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein refers to the precise scientific speculations of Erasmus Darwin and "the physiological writers of Germany." His "Mont Blanc" expresses an understanding of geology and the fossil record that will not be expressed so well poetically until Tennyson.
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 Mary Shelley Biography
Percy Shelley shared Godwin's belief that the greatest justice is done when he who possesses money gives it to whomever has greatest need of it.
Persuading Percy and Mary to accompany her to Switzerland to meet Byron, Claire set off with the Shelleys in early May 1816 and eventually moved into a chalet on the banks of Lake Geneva, within walking distance from Villa Diodati, where Byron and his physician, Dr. John William Polidori, were staying.
In 1822 Shelley was to suffer her greatest loss, the death by drowning of Percy Shelley on 8 July.
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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.
Shelley, who had developed a strong hatred of tyranny while at Eton, was impressed by Burdett, and in 1810 dedicated one of his first poems to him.
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 Percy Bysshe Shelley - Biography and Works
Shelley drew no essential distinction between poetry and politics, and his work reflected the radical ideas and revolutionary optimism of the era.
Percy Bysshe Shelley was born on August 4, 1792, at Field Place, near Horsham in Sussex, into an aristocratic family.
Shelley's father withdrew his inheritance in favor of a small annuity, after he eloped with the 16-year old Harriet Westbrook, the daughter of a London tavern owner.
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 Literary Encyclopedia: Shelley, Percy Bysshe
Shelley was in line for a baronetcy and Timothy wanted his son to be educated at Eton and then Oxford.
Shelley, Harriet and her sister, Eliza absconded to Tan-yr-Allt, a property close to the model village of Tremadoc, under construction by William Madocks.
Shelley's monetary problems were abated by a £1,000 annuity received after the death of his grandfather, Sir Bysshe, on 6 January 1815.
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 Romantic Circles: Scholarly Resources--The Shelley Chronology--by Carl Stahmer
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 move to Keswick and are befriended by Southey.
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).
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 Percy Bysshe Shelley: biography and overview of the great romantic poet's poetry
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.
Shelley's father was so enraged at this act that he cut off his son's allowance.
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
The poem emerged from Shelley's friendship with the British philosopher William Godwin, and it expressed Godwin's freethinking Socialist philosophy.
Shelley also became enamored of Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft's daughter, Mary, and in 1814 they eloped to Europe.
Shelley lost custody of his two children by Harriet because of his adherence to the notion of free love.
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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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 Amazon.com: The Complete Poems of Percy Bysshe Shelley (Modern Library): Books: Percy Bysshe Shelley,Mary Shelley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Percy Sysshe 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.
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 AllRefer.com - Percy Bysshe Shelley (English Literature, 19th Century, Biography) - Encyclopedia
AllRefer.com - Percy Bysshe Shelley (English Literature, 19th Century, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Percy Bysshe Shelley, English Literature, 19th Century, Biographies
Percy Bysshe Shelley[bish] Pronunciation Key, 1792–1822, English poet, b.
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 Percy Bysshe Shelley at LiteratureClassics.com -- essays, resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Shelley was considered with his friend Lord Byron a pariah for his life style.
SHELLEY, PERCY BYSSHE (1792—1822), English poet, was born on the 4th of August 1792 at Field Place, near Horsham, Sussex.
P.B. Shelley - a madman or a poetic genius -- A poet not understood.
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 Percy Bysshe Shelley --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
Percy Bysshe Shelley in particular was deeply interested in politics, coming early under the spell of the anarchistic views of William Godwin, whose Enquiry Concerning Political...
The term was used disparagingly by some contemporaries, especially the Scottish critic John Lockhart, in reference to the fact that these writers lived in, or were natives of, London, as the term cockney was a derogatory term...
The English Romantic writer Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley is remembered primarily for her classic Gothic novel Frankenstein.
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 On Love
Shelley was also a contributor on her own account to this annual.
Shelley excepts from the censure of inaccuracy an "Essay on Love," published by Medwin.
The follwoing effusion, I have not found in The Athenæum or in The Shelley Papers; and the little Reflection on Love that is to be found in both can hardly be alluded to, because Mrs.
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 Shelley, Percy Bysshe on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Shelley and the utility of the arts.(Arts Education from Past to Present)(Percy Bysshe Shelley's strategy of arts)
Inspecting the tragedy of empire: Shelley's 'Hellas' and Aeschylus' 'Persians.' (Percy Bysshe Shelley)
Theater of Anxiety in Shelley's The Cenci and Musset's Lorenzaccio.(Percy Shelley, Alfred de Musset)
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 Percy Bysshe Shelley Life Stories, Books, & Links
She and Shelley had eloped in 1811 -- he upper-class and nineteen, she the sixteen-year-old daughter of a tavern owner -- but then Shelley eloped with another sixteen-year-old, and Harriet saw few options: "I could never be anything but a source of vexation and misery to you all....
On this day in 1821 Percy Shelley's "Adonais," his elegy to John Keats, was published in England.
This was a fate Shelley predicted for himself, and he died before Keats's gravestone had been erected.
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 Open Directory - Arts: Literature: Authors: S: Shelley, Percy Bysshe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In Quest of Percy Bysshe Shelley - Discussions, biography, poetry sampler, and quotations.
Romanticism and Shelley's - An essay by Patrick Mooney about Romanticism in Percy Shelley's poem "Ode to the West Wind." Includes a bibliography and links.
Shelley's "To a Skylark" - A personal appreciation in the form of an essay on the poem.
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 Poet: Percy Bysshe Shelley - All poems of Percy Bysshe Shelley
Poet: Percy Bysshe Shelley - All poems of Percy Bysshe Shelley
Shelley, born the heir to rich estates and the son of an Member of Parliament, went to University College, Oxford in 1810, but in March of the following year he and a friend, Thomas Jefferson Hogg, were both expelled for the suspected authorship of a pamphlet entitled The Necessity of Atheism.
Most of Shelley’s poetry reveals his philosophy, a combination of belief in...
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 Percy Byshhe Shelley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Shelley was born in Field Place near Horsham, Sussex, England to a wealthy family 1792.
Sailing back from a meeting with Byron and Leigh Hunt, Shelley and his companions were drowned in a sudden squall in 1822.
Shelley's body was washed up 10 days later, still with Hunt's copy of Keat's poems in his jacket pocket, and, at first, buried on the beach.
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 Shelley, Percy Bysshe. 1901. Complete Poetical Works
Shaw, G.B. Stein, G. Stevenson, R.L. Wells, H.G. Verse > Percy Bysshe Shelley > Complete Poetical Works
She stood beside him like a rainbow braided.
Most of Shelley’s poetry reveals his philosophy, a combination of belief in the power of human love and reason, and faith in the perfectibility and ultimate progress of man. His lyric poems are superb in their beauty, grandeur and mastery of language.
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 IPL Online Literary Criticism Collection
This essay examines "the case of Shelley, a writer obviously too important to ignore in any treatment of nineteenth-century literature but also one controversial enough to raise doubts about the whole issue of treating modern poetry in the academic curriculum."
A book-length critical look at Shelley and his works, written in the early part of the 20th century.
A critical look at Shelley and his works, in part concerning how his poetry relates to the Church.
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