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Percy Bysshe Shelley Biography

In his life Percy Bysshe Shelley was considered an obscure poet, a wealthy trust-fund baby who lived like a pauper, a married man with a wandering eye who lacked a sense of morals. Yet in the words of friend and fellow poet Lord Byron (another character who drew more than his share of notoriety), Shelley was "a man about whom the world was ill-naturedly and ignorantly and brutally mistaken." Shelley wrote. He never reached his old age, but he loved his fellow beings with all his heart.

Childhood & Education

Meets Mary Godwin

Tragedy in Italy

Family

Education

Major Works