Poems: Shelley

Poems: Shelley

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by Percy Bysshe Shelley
     
 

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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

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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 dramatic and narrative verses (“Alastor,” “Prometheus Unbound”), Shelley’s words gave voice to English romanticism's deepest aspirations.

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ISBN-13:
9780679429098
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/28/1993
Series:
Pocket Poets Series
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
740,840
Product dimensions:
4.42(w) x 6.49(h) x 0.72(d)

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Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822), perhaps the most intellectually adventurous of the great Romantic poets, personified the richly various—and contradictory—energies of his time. A classicist, a headlong visionary, a social radical, and a poet of serene artistry with lyric touch second to none, Shelley gave voice to English romanticism’s deepest aspirations.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is truly a little work of art with beautiful poems and a gorgeous layout. I've found most books published by Knopf to be generally very nice-looking and this is no exception. It's a great value for the money to be able to have a book that not only looks beautiful on the shelf, but is also a wonderful introduction to an exceptional poet.