Percy Bysshe Shelley

Percy Bysshe Shelley was one of the major English Romantic poets, regarded by some as among the finest lyric and philosophical poets in the English language, one of the most influential. A radical in his poetry as well as in his political and social views, Shelley did not see fame during his lifetime, but recognition of his achievements in poetry grew following his death. Shelley was a key member of a close circle of visionary poets and writers that included Lord Byron, John Keats, Leigh Hunt, Thomas Love Peacock and his own second wife, Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein. Shelley is best known for classic poems such as "Ozymandias", "Ode to the West Wind", "To a Skylark", "Music, When Soft Voices Die", "The Cloud" and The Masque of Anarchy, his other major works include a groundbreaking verse drama, The Cenci, long, philosophical poems such as Queen Mab, The Revolt of Islam, Prometheus Unbound – considered to be his masterpiece, Hellas: A Lyrical Drama and his final, unfinished work, The Triumph of Life.

Shelley's close circle of friends included some of the most important progressive thinkers of the day, including his father-in-law, the philosopher William Godwin, Leigh Hunt. Though Shelley's poetry and prose output remained steady throughout his life, most publishers and journals declined to publish his work for fear of being arrested for either blasphemy or sedition. Shelley's poetry sometimes had only an underground readership during his day, but his poetic achievements are recognized today, his political and social thought had an impact on the Chartist and other movements in England, reach down to the present day. Shelley's theories of economics and morality, for example, had a profound influence on Karl Marx. Shelley became a lodestar to the subsequent three or four generations of poets, including important Victorian and Pre-Raphaelite poets such as Robert Browning and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, he was admired by Oscar Wilde, Thomas Hardy, George Bernard Shaw, Leo Tolstoy, Bertrand Russell, W. B.

Yeats, Upton Sinclair and Isadora Duncan. Henry David Thoreau's Civil Disobedience was influenced by Shelley's writings and theories on nonviolence in protest and political action. Shelley's popularity and influence has continued to grow in contemporary poetry circles. Shelley was born on 4 August 1792 at Field Place, Broadbridge Heath, near Horsham, West Sussex, England, he was the eldest son of Sir Timothy Shelley, a Whig Member of Parliament for Horsham from 1790–1792 and for Shoreham between 1806–1812, his wife, Elizabeth Pilfold, a Sussex landowner. He had one much younger brother, he received his early education at home, tutored by the cleric Evan Edwards of nearby Warnham. His cousin and lifelong friend Thomas Medwin, who lived nearby, recounted his early childhood in his The Life of Percy Bysshe Shelley, it was a happy and contented childhood spent in country pursuits such as fishing and hunting. In 1802 he entered the Syon House Academy of Middlesex. In 1804, Shelley entered Eton College, where he fared poorly and was subjected to an daily mob torment at around noon by older boys, who aptly called these incidents "Shelley-baits".

Surrounded, the young Shelley would have his books torn from his hands and his clothes pulled at and torn until he cried out madly in his high-pitched "cracked soprano" of a voice. This daily misery could be attributed to Shelley's refusal to take part in fagging and his indifference towards games and other youthful activities; because of these peculiarities, he acquired the nickname "Mad Shelley". Shelley possessed a keen interest in science at Eton, which he would apply to cause a surprising amount of mischief for a boy considered to be so sensible. Shelley would use a frictional electric machine to charge the door handle of his room, much to the amusement of his friends, his friends were amused when his gentlemanly tutor, Mr Bethell, in attempting to enter his room, was alarmed at the noise of the electric shocks, despite Shelley's dutiful protestations. His mischievous side was again demonstrated by "his last bit of naughtiness at school", to blow up a tree on Eton's South Meadow with gunpowder.

Despite these jocular incidents, a contemporary of Shelley, W. H. Marie, recalled that Shelley made no friends at Eton, although he did seek a kindred spirit without success. On 10 April 1810 he matriculated at University College, Oxford, it is believed that Shelley attended only one lecture while at Oxford, but read sixteen hours a day. His first publication was a Gothic novel, Zastrozzi, in which he vented his early atheistic worldview through the villain Zastrozzi. In the same year, together with his sister Elizabeth, published Original Poetry by Victor and Cazire and, while at Oxford, he issued a collection of verses, Posthumous Fragments of Margaret Nicholson, with Thomas Jefferson Hogg. In 1811 Shelley anonymously published a pamphlet called "The Necessity of Atheism", brought to the attention of the university administration, he was called to appear before the college's fellows, including the Dean, George Rowley, his refusal, to college authorities, to answer questions regard

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