Shelley, Percy Bysshe, 1792-1822

Shelley, Percy Bysshe, 1792-1822



  • Existence: 1792 - 1822


Percy Bysshe Shelley (4 August 1792 – 8 July 1822) was one of the major English Romantic poets, widely regarded as one of the greatest lyric and philosophical poets in the English language. A radical in his poetry as well as in his political and social views, Shelley did not see fame during his lifetime, but recognition of his achievements in poetry grew steadily following his death. Shelley became a key member of a close circle of visionary poets and writers that included Lord Byron, John Keats, Leigh Hunt, Thomas Love Peacock and his own second wife, Mary Shelley (the author of Frankenstein). Shelley is best known for classic poems such as "Ozymandias", "Ode to the West Wind", "To a Skylark", "Music, When Soft Voices Die", "The Cloud" and "The Masque of Anarchy."

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George Gordon Noel Byron 6th baron letter

Mss 822215
Identifier: Mss 822215
Date(s): 1822-03-15

In English.