Percy Bysshe Shelley

Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792 – 1822) was born in Sussex  and married Mary Wollstonecraft, author of Frankenstein, in 1814. His friends included Keats and Lord Byron. Prolific in his lifetime, his poems include the long visionary pieces Prometheus Unbound (1820) and Queen Mab (1830). Expelled from school for his atheistic views, he led an unconventional life, participating in political reform activities. He drowned in a sailing accident in 1822, aged 29.

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