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The Major Works : World's Classics - Percy Bysshe Shelley

The Major Works

World's Classics

Paperback Published: 15th April 2009
ISBN: 9780199538973
Number Of Pages: 880

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This major new edition, originally commissioned for the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode, brings together a unique combination of Shelley's poetry and prose - the lyric poems, plays, longer poems, criticism, and essays - to give the essence of his work and thinking. Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) was a Romantic poet of radical imaginings, living in an age of change. His tempestuous life and friendship with Byron, and his tragically early death, at times threatened to overwhelm his legacy as a poet, but today his standing as one of the foremost English authors is assured. This freshly edited anthology - the fullest one-volume selection in English - includes all but one of the longer poems, from Queen Mab onwards, in their entirety. Only Laon and Cythna is excerpted, in a generous selection. As well as works such asPrometheus Unbound, The Mask of Anarchy, and Adonais, the volume includes a wide range of Shelley's shorter poems and much of his major prose, including A Defence of Poetry and almost all of A Philosophical View of Reform. Shelley emerges from these pages as a passionate and eloquent opponent of tyranny and a champion of human possibility. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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`[this] edition has the advantage of being prefaced by what must surely be the best brief introductory essay on Shelley yet written. 'This is an excellent selection, and Zachary Leader and Michael O'Neill deserve our gratitude.'' Times Literary Supplement, 3 October 2003

ISBN: 9780199538973
ISBN-10: 0199538972
Series: World's Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 880
Published: 15th April 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 12.9  x 3.9
Weight (kg): 0.62

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