Synopses & Reviews
Treasury of 37 well-known and representative poems by great Romantic poet includes "Ode to the West Wind," "To a Skylark," "Adonais," "Ozymandias," "Hymn to Intellectual Beauty," many more. Lists of titles and first lines.
In the pantheon of English poets, Shelley has long occupied a lofty place, his poems as admired for their profound thought and subtle perceptions as for the music and fervor of their language. His life as well as his poetry embraced the passions, ideals, and causes of Romanticism, whose emergence and early influences coincided with the dates of his own brief life (1792-1822).
This selection of many of Shelley's best-known and most representative poems will give readers an exciting encounter with one of the most original and stimulating figures in English poetry. Thirty-seven poems of varying lengths are included, among them such well-known verses as -Adonais, - -Ode to the West Wind, - -Ozymandias, - -The Cloud, - -To a Skylark- -Hymn to Intellectual Beauty, - and -Arethusa.-
Table of Contents
"Stanzas: April, 1814"
Hymn to Intellectual Beauty
Lines Written among the Euganean Hills
"Stanzas Written in Dejection, Near Naples"
"Sonnet: "Lift Not the Painted Veil . . ."
Julian and Maddalo: A Conversation
Song to the Men of England
Sonnet: England in 1819
Ode to the West Wind
The Indian Serenade
The Mask of Anarchy
To a Skylark
"To -: "I Fear Thy Kisses, Gentle Maiden"
Hymn of Pan
The Waning Moon
To the Moon
Letter to Maria Gisborne
"To-: "Music, When Soft Voices Die"
"Song: "Rarely, Rarely, Comest Thou"
"To-: "One Word Is Too Often Profaned"
Adonais: An Elegy on the Death of John Keats . . .
Hellas: A Lyrical Drama [Excerpt: Final Chorus]
"Lines: "When the Lamp Is Shattered"
To Jane: The Invitation
To Jane: The Recollection
"With a Guitar, to Jane"
Alphabetical List of Titles
Alphabetical List of First Lines