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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (93 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley Narrator: Bertie Carvel Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2008 ISBN:
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Idealist, atheist, outcast, political radical and, of course, poet - Percy Bysshe Shelley was, in many ways, the epitome of the Romantic artist. His poetry was an outlet for his passionately held and highly unpopular beliefs, beliefs which resulted in social exclusion, exile, and possibly even his premature death at the age of 29. His work is a monument to his convictions and to the power of the human spirit, and today it is recognized as a key contribution to Romantic literature.

This anthology contains many of Shelley's best-known poems, including Ozymandias, The Mask of Anarchy, and To a Skylark, as well as excerpts from (among others) Prometheus Unbound and Adonaïs, all read by Bertie Carvel, one of the most talented English actors of his generation. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 4/17/2013

    " My dad bought this book for me in 2000. It is filled with little yellow tabs on all my favourites. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Valerie | 4/2/2012

    " Not the best collection of his poetry I have read. This one can stay at Cypress for the edification of my students. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 7/29/2010

    " My dad bought this book for me in 2000. It is filled with little yellow tabs on all my favourites. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Valerie | 12/23/2008

    " Not the best collection of his poetry I have read. This one can stay at Cypress for the edification of my students. "

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Author Percy Bysshe Shelley

Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822) was one of the major English Romantic poets and is regarded by critics as amongst the finest lyric poets in the English language. A radical in his poetry as well as his political and social views, Shelley did not achieve fame during his lifetime, but recognition for his poetry grew steadily following his death. Shelley is perhaps best known for such classic poems as “Ozymandias,” “Ode to the West Wind,” “The Masque of Anarchy,” and others.