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The Complete Poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley
     

The Complete Poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley

by Percy Bysshe Shelley
 

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A landmark event in literary scholarship, the publication of the Johns Hopkins edition of The Complete Poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley makes available for the first time critically edited clear texts of all poems and translations that Shelley published or circulated among friends, as well as diplomatic texts of his significant incomplete poetic drafts and fragments.

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A landmark event in literary scholarship, the publication of the Johns Hopkins edition of The Complete Poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley makes available for the first time critically edited clear texts of all poems and translations that Shelley published or circulated among friends, as well as diplomatic texts of his significant incomplete poetic drafts and fragments. Edited upon historical principles by Donald H. Reiman and Neil Fraistat, the multi-volume edition will offer more poems and fragments than any previous collective edition, arranged in the order of their first circulation. These texts are followed by the most extensive collations hitherto available and detailed commentaries that describe their contextual origins and subsequent reception. Rejected passages of released poems appear as supplements to those poems, while other poetic drafts that Shelley rejected or left incomplete at his death will be grouped according to either their publication histories or the notebooks in which they survive.

Volume One includes Shelley's first four works containing poetry (all prepared for publication before his expulsion from Oxford), as well as "The Devil's Walk" (circulated in August 1812), a series of short poems that he sent to friends between 1809 and 18l0, including a bawdy satire on his parents and "Oh wretched mortal, " a poem never before published. An appendix discusses poems lost or erroneously attributed to the young Shelley.

Editorial Reviews

Choice
This is a critical volume of Shelley's works for the 21st century—in short, a scholarly masterpiece. No academic library should be without it.

The Year's Work in English Studies
The years between 1814 and 1818 were amongst the most personally turbulent and poetically productive of Shelley's brief life; it is thus tremendously exciting to have access to a resource that provides such an intimate look into the poet's world and his creative process.

Zeitschrift fuer Anglistik und Amerikanistik - Christoph Bode
What makes this volume so exceptional (like its predecessors) is not only the state-of-the-art editing, but also the knowledgeable commentaries that give information on the poems' composition, possible sources and influences, publication, and most welcome, their reception history. These latter passages give exceptional guidance and allow scholar and amateur alike to make themselves familiar with the critical debate... This gigantic editorial project cannot be praised highly enough. It meets the severest standards of modern editing... The whole scholarly community is deeply indebted to everyone involved in this collaborative enterprise.

Studies in Romanticism
An indispensable reference work for all who study Shelley... Auspiciously inaugurates Shelley studies for a new millennium.

Studies in English Literature
Will almost certainly be the standard in Shelley scholarship... It is more than a reader hopes for in editorial scholarship.

The Wordsworth Circle
A more comprehensive collation of relevant materials, or a more sensitive, sensible, and reader-friendly presentation of evidence, is inconceivable. All Shelleyans owe Reiman and Fraistat a debt of gratitude.

Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America
A monumental edition—the Shelley edition for our time.

Times Literary Supplement - Peter McDonald
Now that [Shelley's] poetry is coming into such revealing clarity of focus, thanks to editions such as this one, the question of its value can be explored with more confidence than ever before.

Keats-Shelley Journal - Susan Wolfson
This latest installment of The Complete Poetry is nothing less than a landmark in Shelley studies: comprehensive and reliable, necessary and illuminating.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781421411095
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
08/30/2012
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
1152
File size:
20 MB
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Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Donald H. Reiman is an adjunct professor of English at the University of Delaware. Neil Fraistat is a professor of English and director of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities at the University of Maryland. Nora Crook is an emerita professor of English literature at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.

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