Tuesday 4 August 2015

A Birthday Digest of Percy Bysshe Shelley

Percy Bysshe Shelley (Broadbridge Heath, Sussex, West England, 4th August 1792 - Livorno, Italy, 8th  July 1822)

Today marks the anniversary of the birth of Percy Bysshe Shelley, icon of romantic literature and a figure whose remarkable life never ceases to provoke debate and fascination. 

Shelley has appeared at the Guide on several occasions and so, to mark the anniversary, I thought I would revisit some of those posts today with this Shelley digest.

Percy Bysshe Shelley by Alfred Clint, 1819
Percy Bysshe Shelley by Alfred Clint, 1819

"I have drunken deep of Joy": The life of Shelley...
"Grief returns with the revolving year": The death of Shelley...
The Necessity of Atheism: A scandalous literary ends Shelley's Oxford career...
The Peterloo Massacre: The events that inspired The Masque of Anarchy.

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