Resolutions, Destinations

Ann Wroe

in The Oxford Handbook of Percy Bysshe Shelley

Published in print December 2012 | ISBN: 9780199558360
Published online January 2013 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Literature

Resolutions, Destinations

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This chapter details events in the final year of Shelley's life. The last year of his life seemed to be full of portents of his death: from the white arcaded house he had taken for the summer at San Terenzo, so isolated and austere, too near the sea; to his new yacht the Don Juan, so foolishly rigged and engineered for speed; to his wistfulness for the past and his bad dreams. On 8 July 1822, Shelley drowned in a sudden storm while sailing back home on the Don Juan.

Keywords: Percy Bysshe Shelley; English poets; Romantic poets; death

Article.  8383 words. 

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

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