RLE: Percy Shelley

Percy Shelley is widely considered one of the most important Romantic poets of the 19th Century and was a key influence on the Victorian and pre-Raphaelite poets in the century following his death in 1822. However, for many years his writing was largely ignored in the mainstream due to the radical politics he espoused and it is only in relatively recent times he has become universally admired.

Routledge Library Editions: Percy Shelley collects a broad range of scholarship ranging from examinations of Shelley’s style and political intentions to an assessment of his impact on the broader Romantic Movement. This set reissues 4 books on Percy Shelley originally published between 1945 and 2009 and will be of interest to students of literature and literary history.

  • Shelley's Textual Seductions: Plotting Utopia in the Erotic and Political Works book cover

    Shelley's Textual Seductions

    Plotting Utopia in the Erotic and Political Works

    By Samuel Lyndon Gladden

    First published in 2002. This book surveys how and to what effect Shelley uses erotic narratives to mask political rhetoric within his attempts to describe and bring forth utopia. Posing erotic relationships as both an exemplar of the inequities of power and a paradigm for alternative social orders…

    Paperback – 2017-08-22
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    RLE: Percy Shelley

  • Shelley's Music: Fantasy, Authority and the Object Voice book cover

    Shelley's Music

    Fantasy, Authority and the Object Voice

    By Paul A. Vatalaro

    First published in 2009. This book argues that the images of and allusions to music in Shelley’s writing demonstrate his attempt to infuse the traditionally masculine word with the traditionally feminine voice and music. This further extends to his even more fundamental desire to integrate the "…

    Paperback – 2017-08-22
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    RLE: Percy Shelley

  • Shelley and the Romantic Revolution book cover

    Shelley and the Romantic Revolution

    By F.A. Lea

    First published in 1945. In this work the author seeks to correct the misinterpretation and incorrect labelling of Shelley’s thought. While not neglecting Shelley as a poet, this book focuses on his contributions made to the general movement of political and philosophical thought of his era and by…

    Paperback – 2017-08-22
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    RLE: Percy Shelley

  • Shelley's Style book cover

    Shelley's Style

    By William Keach

    First published 1984. In a provocative study, this book argues that the problems posed by Shelley’s notoriously difficult style must be understood in relation to his ambivalence towards language itself as an artistic medium — the tension between the potential of language to mirror emotional…

    Hardback – 2015-12-18
    Routledge
    RLE: Percy Shelley

  • Routledge Library Editions: Percy Shelley book cover

    Routledge Library Editions: Percy Shelley

    By Various

    Percy Shelley is widely considered one of the most important Romantic poets of the 19th Century and was a key influence on the Victorian and pre-Raphaelite poets in the century following his death in 1822. However, for many years his writing was largely ignored in the mainstream due to the radical…

    Hardback – 2015-12-18
    Routledge
    RLE: Percy Shelley