Percy Bysshe Shelley

Percy Bysshe Shelley was a renowned English Romantic poet, known for his lyrical and epic poetry. He was a key figure in the Romantic movement and is considered one of the greatest English poets. His notable works include 'Ozymandias,' 'Ode to the West Wind,' and 'Prometheus Unbound.'


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  1. 1. The Poems of Percy Bysshe Shelley

    This collection of poetry showcases the lyrical and evocative works of a prominent Romantic poet, known for his passionate and often radical themes. The poems cover a wide range of subjects, from love and beauty to politics and nature, embodying the poet's revolutionary spirit and his deep belief in the power of human imagination. His eloquent verses, characterized by vivid imagery and profound emotional intensity, continue to inspire and captivate readers around the world.

    The 1214th Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. A Defence Of Poetry

    In this seminal essay, the author passionately argues for the intrinsic value of poetry and its profound impact on society. He posits that poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world, possessing the unique ability to tap into the moral and aesthetic dimensions of life. Through their creative expression, poets not only reflect the innermost workings of the human mind but also have the power to shape and elevate the collective consciousness. The essay serves as a compelling defense of the poet's role in fostering and embodying the intellectual and cultural progress of civilization.

    The 6195th Greatest Book of All Time