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Shelley and the Nineteenth Century

Richard Cronin

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/9780199558360.013.0039

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Literature

Shelley and the Nineteenth Century

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This chapter focuses on Shelley's prominence among nineteenth-century poets and novelists. It highlights the fact that while his poems influenced the poems of his successors, Shelley the man more often provided material for novelists. The difference between the novelistic interest in Shelley as a man and the poetic interest that focused on his work indicates a literary culture which was divided between a literature, typically poetry, that addressed itself to the few, and a literature, typically the novel, that addressed itself to the many. One reason for his prominence in the period was that he seemed to straddle the divide.

Keywords: Percy Bysshe Shelley; English poets; Romantic poets; poems; novelists

Article.  8788 words. 

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

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