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Title: Percy Bysshe Shelley 4 August 1792


1
Percy Bysshe Shelley 4 August 1792 8 July
1822
  • Sander Suurpere
  • XIB

2
Childhood and Schoolyears
  • Shelley was born in Horsham, England
  • He had five sisters and a brother
  • In 1804 he entered Eton college
  • On 10 April 1810, he matriculated at University
    College, Oxford
  • Got sent down from Oxford after publishing The
    Necessity of Atheism

3
First Marriage
  • His first wife was Harriet Westbrook
  • Shelley was 19 years old, Harriet was 16
  • On 28 July 1814, Shelley abandoned his pregnant
    wife and his child

4
Mary Shelley
  • Her father was the political philosopher William
    Godwin.
  • Her mother was the philosopher and feminist Mary
    Wollstonecraft.
  • She met Percy while he was visiting her fathers
    home and bookshop in London.

5
Connections with Byron
  • P. B. Shelley met Byron in Switzerland
  • They had conversations that had invigorating
    effect on Shelley
  • Shelley was inspired to write his "Hymn to
    Intellectual Beauty"

6
Final Years in Italy and Shelleys Death
  • Early in 1818, the Shelleys left to Italy
  • Percy wrote there his Prometheus Unbound
  • On 8 July 1822, less than a month before his
    30th birthday, Shelley drowned in a sudden storm

7
Important Poems
  • Queen Mab
  • The Masque of Anarchy
  • The Revolt of Islam
  • Alastor, or The Spirit of Solitude

8
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