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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.
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I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: "Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
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