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- ODE TO THE WEST WIND AND OTHER POEMS ; 37 Poems
DetailsIn the pantheon of English poets, Shelley has long occupied a lofty place, his poems as admired for their profound thought and subtle perceptions as for the music and fervor of their language. His life as well as his poetry embraced the passions, ideals, and causes of Romanticism, whose emergence and early influences coincided with the dates of his own brief life (1792-1822). This selection of many of Shelley's best-known and most representative poems will give readers an exciting encounter with one of the most original and stimulating figures in English poetry.Thirty-seven poems of varying lengths are included, among them such well-known verses as"Adonais,""Ode to the West Wind,""Ozymandias,""The Cloud,""To a Skylark""Hymn to Intellectual Beauty," and"Arethusa."ABOUT THE POET: Percy Bysshe Shelley was one of the major English Romantic poets, and is regarded by some as among the finest lyric poets in the English language, and one of the most influential. A radical in his poetry as well as in his political and social views, Shelley did not see 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. Shelley is perhaps 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.His other major works include a groundbreaking verse drama The Cenci (1819) and long, visionary poems such as Queen Mab (later reworked as The Daemon of the World), Alastor, The Revolt of Islam, Adonaïs, Prometheus Unbound (1820)widely considered to be his masterpieceHellas: A Lyrical Drama (1821), and his final, unfinished work, The Triumph of Life (1822).
SKU Code PRK B 3563 Weight in Kg 0.0500 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9780486275581 Author Name Percy Bysshe Shelley Publisher Name HARPER COLLINS