Hardback
May 4, 2021
9781421437835
English
976
419440
7
9.25 Inches (US)
6.13 Inches (US)
2.36 Inches (US)
$140.00 USD, £103.50 GBP
v2.1 Reference
Electronic book text
May 4, 2021
9781421437842
9781421437835
English
976
419440
7
9.25 Inches (US)
6.13 Inches (US)
$140.00 USD, £103.50 GBP
v2.1 Reference

The Complete Poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley, Volume 7

"The world will surely one day feel what it has lost," wrote Mary Shelley after Percy Bysshe Shelley's premature death in July 1822. Determined to hasten that day, she recovered his unpublished and uncollected poems and sifted through his surviving notebooks and papers. In Genoa during the winter of 1822–23, she painstakingly transcribed poetry "interlined and broken into fragments, so that the sense could only be deciphered and joined by guesses." Blasphemy and sedition laws prevented her from including her husband's most outspoken radical works, but the resulting volume, Posthumous Poems of Percy Bysshe Shelley (1824), was a magnificent display of Shelley's versatility and craftsmanship between 1816 and 1822. Few such volumes have made more difference to an author's reputation.

The seventh volume of the acclaimed Complete Poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley extracts from Posthumous Poems those original poems and fragments Mary Shelley edited. The collection opens with Shelley's enigmatic dream vision The Triumph of Life, the last major poem he began—and, in the opinion of T. S. Eliot, the finest thing he ever wrote. There follow some of the most famous and beautiful of Shelley's short lyrics, narrative fragments, two unfinished plays, as well as a few previously unreleased pieces.

Upholding the standards of accuracy and comprehensiveness set by previous volumes, every item in Volume 7 has been newly edited from the original manuscripts, in some cases superseding texts that have stood since 1870. Extensive appendixes contain Mary Shelley's preface to Posthumous Poems, Shelley's source for "Ginevra," and preparatory material for his play Charles the First. Wide-ranging discussions of the poems' composition, influences, publication, circulation, reception, and critical history accompany detailed records of textual variants for each work. The editorial overview and commentaries offer insights into Mary Shelley's editorial strategies while proposing surprising new contexts and redatings.

Volumes 4 to 6 are in preparation.

About the Authors

Nora Crook (CAMBRIDGE, UK) is professor emerita of English literature at Anglia Ruskin University. Neil Fraistat (WASHINGTON, DC) is professor emeritus of English at the University of Maryland and the president of the Keats-Shelley Association of America.

Johns Hopkins University Press
Volume 7
From 17

9781421437835 : the-complete-poetry-of-percy-bysshe-shelley-volume-7-shelley-fraistat-crook
Hardback
May 4, 2021
$140.00 USD
9781421437842 : the-complete-poetry-of-percy-bysshe-shelley-volume-7-shelley-fraistat-crook
Electronic book text
May 4, 2021
$140.00 USD

Other Titles by Percy Bysshe Shelley

The Complete Poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley, Volume 2

edited by Donald H. Reiman and Neil Fraistat
Feb 2013 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$100.00 USD - Electronic book text

The Complete Poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley, Volume 3

edited by Donald H. Reiman, Neil Fraistat, Nora Crook, Stuart Curran, Michael O'Neill, Michael J. Neth, and David Brookshire
Aug 2012 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$103.00 USD - Hardback
$103.00 USD - Electronic book text

Other Titles by Neil Fraistat

The Complete Poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley, Volume 2

edited by Donald H. Reiman and Neil Fraistat
Feb 2013 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$100.00 USD - Electronic book text

The Complete Poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley, Volume 3

edited by Donald H. Reiman, Neil Fraistat, Nora Crook, Stuart Curran, Michael O'Neill, Michael J. Neth, and David Brookshire
Aug 2012 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$103.00 USD - Hardback
$103.00 USD - Electronic book text

The Complete Poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley, Volume 1

edited by Donald H. Reiman and Neil Fraistat
May 2003 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$140.00 USD - Hardback
$140.00 USD - Electronic book text

Other Titles by Nora Crook

The Complete Poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley, Volume 3

edited by Donald H. Reiman, Neil Fraistat, Nora Crook, Stuart Curran, Michael O'Neill, Michael J. Neth, and David Brookshire
Aug 2012 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$103.00 USD - Hardback
$103.00 USD - Electronic book text

Other Titles in LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh

Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture, Volume 50

edited by David A. Brewer and Crystal B. Lake
Apr 2021 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$45.00 USD - Hardback

The Complete Prose of T. S. Eliot: The Critical Edition

T. S. Eliot - Ronald Schuchard, General Editor
Mar 2021 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$700.00 USD - Hardback

Imagination and Science in Romanticism

Richard C. Sha
Mar 2021 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$59.95 USD - Hardback
$34.95 USD - Electronic book text
$34.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Other Titles in Literature: history & criticism

Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture, Volume 50

edited by David A. Brewer and Crystal B. Lake
Apr 2021 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$45.00 USD - Hardback

The Complete Prose of T. S. Eliot: The Critical Edition

T. S. Eliot - Ronald Schuchard, General Editor
Mar 2021 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$700.00 USD - Hardback

Imagination and Science in Romanticism

Richard C. Sha
Mar 2021 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$59.95 USD - Hardback
$34.95 USD - Electronic book text
$34.95 USD - Paperback / softback