A Defence of Poetry (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

A Defence of Poetry (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

by Percy Bysshe Shelley
     
 

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In this renowned work, poet Percy Bysshe Shelley expands on his celebrated statement that “poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world,” and assiduously and lyrically rebuts the assertion made in the essay “Four Ages of Poetry” (written by his contemporary Thomas Love Peacock) that poetry has no place in a world of technology

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In this renowned work, poet Percy Bysshe Shelley expands on his celebrated statement that “poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world,” and assiduously and lyrically rebuts the assertion made in the essay “Four Ages of Poetry” (written by his contemporary Thomas Love Peacock) that poetry has no place in a world of technology and science.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411446045
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
04/05/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
100
File size:
122 KB

Meet the Author

Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) is one of the great Romantic poets. His pamphlet "The Necessity of Atheism," caused his expulsion from Oxford, but he continued to write shocking works. He is best known for his poems and his dramatic play, “Prometheus Unbound.” He died shortly before his thirtieth birthday, having drowned in a storm while sailing off the coast of Italy.

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