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The Palgrave Literary Dictionary of Shelley

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Part of the Palgrave Literary Dictionaries book series (PAZ)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. A
    Martin Garrett
    Pages 1-16
  3. B
    Martin Garrett
    Pages 17-26
  4. C
    Martin Garrett
    Pages 27-45
  5. D
    Martin Garrett
    Pages 46-57
  6. E
    Martin Garrett
    Pages 58-66
  7. F
    Martin Garrett
    Pages 67-74
  8. G
    Martin Garrett
    Pages 75-86
  9. H
    Martin Garrett
    Pages 87-103
  10. I
    Martin Garrett
    Pages 104-111
  11. J
    Martin Garrett
    Pages 112-115
  12. K
    Martin Garrett
    Pages 116-118
  13. L
    Martin Garrett
    Pages 119-138
  14. M
    Martin Garrett
    Pages 139-155
  15. N
    Martin Garrett
    Pages 156-158
  16. O
    Martin Garrett
    Pages 159-179
  17. P
    Martin Garrett
    Pages 180-203
  18. Q
    Martin Garrett
    Pages 204-208
  19. R
    Martin Garrett
    Pages 209-216
  20. S
    Martin Garrett
    Pages 217-258

About this book


This comprehensive guide to the poems, prose, biography, ideas and contexts of Percy Bysshe Shelley features entries on all the major poems and prose works (including inspiration, composition and publication), Shelley's politics, relationships and travels, his representation in novels, drama, film and portraits, and his critical reception.


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About the authors

Martin Garrett's doctoral research was on Renaissance drama and his work in this period includes Critical Heritage volumes on Massinger and Sidney. More recently he has worked mainly on Romantic and Victorian literature. He has also written literary and cultural guides to southern Europe, France and Cambridge. He is the author of volumes on Byron, Mary Shelley and the Brownings in the British Library Writers' Lives series. Martin Garrett has taught a wide range of undergraduate courses for the universities of Oxford, Cambridge and London. His Palgrave Literary Dictionary of Byron won the Elma Dangerfield award of the International Byron Society in 2011.

Bibliographic information


“Dictionary of Shelley is an excellent, compact resource. … book comprises alphabetically arranged entries, of varying length, on individual poems and works and on an array of key and marginal people, places, and events in Shelley’s life. … contain references to relevant scholarship and further reading, and are accompanied by an up-to-date and well-researched bibliography. … Garrett’s Dictionary succeeds in providing a convenient desk-reference that will be of service to Shelley scholars while remaining accessible to an advanced general audience.” (A Year's Work in English Studies, 2015)

"...clearly and concisely written and well-presented... As well as being a good introductory guide to Shelley and an enjoyable read in general, the volume is an excellent source of scholarly information and will be a valuable reference work for students of English literature in the Romantic Period." Anna França, Reference Reviews