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Shelley and the British Isles

Donald H. Reiman and James Bieri

in The Oxford Handbook of Percy Bysshe Shelley

Published in print December 2012 | ISBN: 9780199558360
Published online January 2013 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199558360.013.0002

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Literature

 Shelley and the British Isles

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This chapter presents a biography of Percy Bysshe Shelley. The discussions include his childhood and early rebellions; his rejection of England as reflected in his major poems; his radical writings that severed both his ties to his father's Whig politics and his tenure at Oxford; his marriage to Harriet Shelley; and his elopement with Mary Godwin.

Keywords: Percy Bysshe Shelley; biography; childhood; radical writings; Harriet Shelley; Mary Godwin; English poets; Romantic poets

Article.  8299 words. 

Subjects: Literature ; Literary Studies (19th Century) ; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets)

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