Shelley's Poetry and Prose / Edition 2

Shelley's Poetry and Prose / Edition 2

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by Percy Bysshe Shelley, N. Fraistat, Donald H. Reiman, Percy Bysshe Shelley

This Second Edition is based on the authoritative texts chosen by the editors from their scholarly edition of The Complete Poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley.See more details below


This Second Edition is based on the authoritative texts chosen by the editors from their scholarly edition of The Complete Poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley.

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Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
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Norton Critical Editions Series
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Second Edition
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5.70(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Neil Fraistat is Professor of English at the University of Maryland and a founder and General Editor of the Romantic Circles website. He is co-editor of The Complete Poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley, of Textual Studies in the Late Age of Print, and of Helen Maria Williams' Letters Written in France. He is recipient of the Society for Textual Scholarship's Fredson Bowers Memorial Prize and the Keats-Shelley Association's Distinguished Scholar Award.

Donald H. Reiman, Adjunct Professor of English at the University of Delaware, is co-editor of Shelley and His Circle at the Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection, New York Public Library. He is a director and officer of the Keats-Shelley Association of America, founder of the Wordsworth-Coleridge Association, a founding director of the Society for Textual Scholarship and the Byron Society of America, and a founder of the Romantic Circles website. He has written, edited, or co-edited some 200 volumes of literary and textual criticism.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Textual Introduction
From the Esdaile Notebook3
To the Emperors of Russia and Austria ...4
Sonnet: To a balloon, laden with Knowledge5
Zeinab and Kathema6
The Retrospect11
Queen Mab15
Stanzas. - April, 181491
Mutability ("We are as clouds")91
To Wordsworth92
Hymn to Intellectual Beauty92
Mont Blanc96
From Laon and Cythna (later The Revolt of Islam) Dedication101
Canto IX, stanzas xx-xxviii105
To Constantia107
Lines written among the Euganean Hills110
Julian and Maddalo119
Stanzas written in Dejection - December 1818, Near Naples135
The Two Spirits - An Allegory137
The Cenci138
Prometheus Unbound202
The Sensitive-Plant286
Ode to Heaven296
Ode to the West Wind298
The Cloud301
To a Sky-Lark304
Ode to Liberty307
The Mask of Anarchy315
[Sonnet:] England in 1819326
Sonnet: To the Republic of Benevento327
Sonnet ("Lift not the painted veil")327
Sonnet ("Ye hasten to the grave!")328
Letter to Maria Gisborne328
Peter Bell the Third337
The Witch of Atlas365
Song of Apollo388
Song of Pan389
Written on Hearing the News of the Death of Napoleon465
The Indian Girl's Song466
Song ("Rarely, rarely comest thou")467
The Flower That Smiles Today468
To - ("Music, when soft voices die")469
When Passion's Trance is Overpast470
To Jane. The Invitation470
To Jane. The Recollection472
One Word Is Too Often Profaned474
The Serpent Is Shut Out from Paradise475
With a Guitar. To Jane477
To Jane ("The keen stars were twinkling")479
Lines written in the Bay of Lerici480
The Triumph of Life481
On Love503
On Life505
A Defence of Poetry509
Shelley's Reputation Before 1960: A Sketch539
A Volcano's Voice in Shelley550
Urbanity and Apocalypse568
The Poetry of Skepticism570
Philosophy, Religion, and Ethics580
Shelley as Agrarian Reactionary589
Shelley and the End(s) of Ideology600
The Transgressive Double Standard: Shelleyan Utopianism and Feminist Social History607
Shelley's Lyric Art616
Percy Bysshe Shelley and Revolutionary Climatology627
Audiences and the Later Works636
Shelley Left and Right: The Rhetorics of the Early Textual Editions645
"Frail Spells": Shelley and the Ironies of Exile663
[Mont Blanc]669
Shelley's Doubles: An Approach to Julian and Maddalo675
Transference Perverted: The Cenci as Shelley's Great Expose684
The Unascended Heaven: Negatives in Prometheus Unbound694
History's Lyre: The "West Wind" and the Poet's Work711
Poetic Form and Political Reform: The Mask of Anarchy and "England in 1819"722
Dispersoning Emily: Drafting as Plot in Epipsychidion735
[Adonais: Defending the Imagination]753
[Spectators Turned Actors: "The Triumph of Life"]760
Percy Bysshe Shelley: A Chronology769
Selected Bibliography775
Index of Titles and First Lines785

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