Percy Bysshe Shelley
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"Percy Bysshe Shelley" was one of the major English romantic poetry/Romantic poets, and is regarded by some critics as amongst the finest lyric poetry/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 was a key member of a close circle of visionary poets and writers that included Lord Byron; Leigh Hunt; Thomas Love Peacock; and his own second wife, Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein.

Shelley is perhaps best known for such classic poems as Ozymandias, Ode to the West Wind, To a Skylark, Music, When Soft Voices Die, The Cloud (poem)/The Cloud and The Masque of Anarchy. His other major works include long, visionary poems such as Queen Mab (poem)/Queen Mab (later reworked as The Daemon of the World), Alastor, or The Spirit of Solitude/Alastor, The Revolt of Islam, Adonaïs, the unfinished work The Triumph of Life; and the visionary verse dramas The Cenci (1819) and Prometheus Unbound (Shelley)/Prometheus Unbound (1820).

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