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Percy Bysshe Shelley

Fiona Sampson

This selection of Percy Bysshe Shelley poems, chosen by Fiona Sampson, becomes one of six new additions to the acclaimed Poet to Poet series.

Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571259472
Date Published
17.05.2012
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Summary

Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) was born in Sussex and died in Italy when his sailing boat overturned while returning from a visit to Byron. A radical thinker and social campaigner, Shelley wrote some of the finest lyric verse in the English language which confirms his standing as a major figure in Romantic literature.

In this series, a contemporary poet selects and introduces a poet of the past. By their choice of poems and by the personal and critical reactions they express in their prefaces, the editors offer insights into their own work as well as providing an accessible and passionate introduction to some of the greatest poets of our literature.

Fiona Sampson

Fiona Sampson studied at the universities of Oxford, where she won the Newdigate Prize, and Nijmegen. She has published sixteen books, including poetry, translations and studies of writing process, of which the most recent is Rough Music (2010). Her awards include a Cholmondeley and she is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Music Lessons: The Newcastle Poetry Lectures…

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