Percy Bysshe Shelley was born on August 4, 1792. He was a famous English Romantic poet.
Biography and Career :
An aristocrat by birth, Shelley never the less had radical ideas. He was educated at Eton and Oxford, from where he was expelled in 1811, for circulating a pamphlet "The Necessity of Atheism" (1811).
Percy Bysshe Shelley had complete faith in the perfectibility of man kind and an anarchistic love of freedom. His most important works include:" Queen Mab Alastor" or "The spirit of solitude", "The Revolt of Islam", a play in the Elizabethan style, "Prometheus Unbound", "Adonais".
In his shorter poems, "To a Skilark", "Ode to the West Wind", "The Cloud", he achieves a rare combination of prophetic message, precision of imagery and captivating melody.
e of Poetry"(1821), although incomplete, is a satirring manifest of the poets' function: "Poetry is a record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest best minds."
Percy Bysshe Shelley believed that everything passes in life, only beauty is eternal.
- "Reason respects the differences, and imagination the similitudes of things."
- "All Love is sweet. Given or returned. Common as light is love, And its familiar voice wearies not ever."
- "When my cats aren't happy, I'm not happy. Not because I care about their mood but because I know they're just sitting there thinking up ways to get even."
- "Music, when soft voices die Vibrates in the memory."
- His father was Sir Timothy Shelley (September 7, 1753 - April 24, 1844) son of Sir Bysshe Shelley 1st Baronet of Castle Goring
- He was the eldest of six children
- Married on March 24, 1827 to Elizabeth Bowen
- His siblings : Mary Shelley, Elizabeth Shelley, Hellen Shelley, Margaret Shelley
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