Percy Bysshe Shelley

1792 - 1822

Percy Bysshe Shelley, whose wife Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein, was one of the major English Romantic poets. He was not famous during his lifetime because of his radical views on poetry, but also because of his fight for social justice. His thoughts about economics and morality and his writings on non violent resistence influenced 20th century thinkers such as Karl Marx, Leo Tolstoy and Mahatma Gandhi.



I met a traveller from an antique land Who said: "Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert… Near them, on the sand, Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown, And wrinkled ... [+]


Love's Philosophy

The fountains mingle with the river And the rivers with the ocean, The winds of heaven mix for ever With a sweet emotion; Nothing in the world is single, All things by a law divine In one ... [+]