Who is Percy Bysshe Shelley?

  • (noun): Englishman and Romantic poet (1792-1822).
    Synonyms: Shelley

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Percy Bysshe Shelley (/ˈpɜrsi ˈbɪʃ ˈʃɛli/; 4 August 1792 – 8 July 1822) was one of the major English Romantic poets and is critically regarded as among the finest lyric poets in the English language. A radical in his poetry as well as his political and social views, Shelley did not achieve fame during his lifetime, but recognition for his poetry grew steadily following his death. Shelley was a key member of a close circle of visionary poets and writers that included Lord Byron; Leigh Hunt; Thomas Love Peacock; and his own second wife, Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein.

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Epic Poetry - Notable Epic Poems - Modern Epics (from 1500)
... Southey (1810) Rokeby and The Bridal of Triermain by Walter Scott (1813) Queen Mab (poem) by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1813) Roderick the Last of the Goths by Robert Southey (1814) The Lord of ...
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... Percy Bysshe Shelley Frances "Fanny" Imlay (14 May 1794 – 9 October 1816), also known as Fanny Godwin and Frances Wollstonecraft, was the illegitimate daughter of the British feminist Mary Wollstonecraft ... Fanny's mother wrote about her frequently in her later works, and Percy Bysshe Shelley composed a poem on her death ... and her half-sister Mary later wrote Frankenstein and married Shelley, a leading Romantic poet ...
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    He gave man speech, and speech created thought,
    Which is the measure of the universe;
    Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)

    We look before and after,
    And pine for what is not:
    Our sincerest laughter
    With some pain is fraught;
    Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.
    Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)

    Tragedy delights by affording a shadow of the pleasure which exists in pain.
    —Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)

    The man Shelley, in very truth, is not entirely sane, and Shelley’s poetry is not entirely sane either. The Shelley of actual life is a vision of beauty and radiance, indeed, but availing nothing, effecting nothing. And in poetry, no less than in life, he is a beautiful and ineffectual angel, beating in the void his luminous wings in vain.”
    Matthew Arnold (1822–1888)

    Rulers, who neither see, nor feel, nor know,
    But leech-like to their fainting country cling,
    Till they drop, blind in blood, without a blow,—
    A people starved and stabbed in the untilled field.
    —Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)