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Shelley [electronic resource] : The Pursuit. Richard Holmes.

Holmes, Richard. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781590175705 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: New York : NYRB Classics, 2013.

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Summary, etc.: Shelley: The Pursuit is the book with which Richard Holmes--the finest literary biographer of our day--made his name. Dispensing with the long-established Victorian picture of Shelley as a blandly ethereal character, Holmes projects a startling image of "a darker and more earthly, crueler and more capable figure." Expelled from college, disowned by his aristocratic father, driven from England, Shelley led a life marked from its beginning to its early end by a violent rejection of society; he embraced rebellion and disgrace without thought of the cost to himself or to others. Here we have the real Shelley--radical agitator, atheist, apostle of free love, but above all a brilliant and uncompromising poetic innovator, whose life and work have proved an essential inspiration to poets as varied as W.B. Yeats and Allen Ginsberg.
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Subject: Nonfiction.
Biography & Autobiography.
Literary Criticism.
Genre: Electronic books.

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