The Selected Poetry & Prose of Shelley
With an Introduction, Notes and Bibliography by Dr Bruce Woodcock, Senior Lecturer in English, University of Hull.
Shelley's short, prolific life produced some of the most memorable and well-known lyrics of the Romantic period. But he was also the most radical writer in the English literary tradition of his day, a fiery political visionary committed to social change and progress.
The generous selection in this volume represents the wide range of his writing, both poetry and prose. Arranged chronologically, the accompanying introductory essays set Shelley's works in their historical, social and political context. They provide a vivid insight into the life and times of this volcanic spirit whose inspiring voice called on the people of England to:'Rise like lions after slumber
In unvanquishable number;
Shake your chains to earth like dew
Which in sleep had fallen on you.
Ye are many, they are few.'
(The Mask of Anarchy)
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POEMS FROM 181213
Notes on Queen Mab
To a Balloon laden with Knowledge
Hymn to Intellectual Beauty
Lines written among the Euganean Hills
Julian and Maddalo
The Mask of Anarchy
Ode to the West Wind
England in 1819
The Indian Girls Song
Letter to Maria Gisborne
The Witch of Atlas
Hymn of Apollo
To a Sfeylarfe
Stanzas written in Dejection near Naples
To the Lord Chancellor