First published in 1909, with a second edition in 1923, this
concise and easily accessible overview of Shelley's life and work
presents the poet not as popular legend would have it, but in a
more objective light. A.Clutton-Brock notes his forthright and
imperious attitude to life - a life in which Shelley found himself
increasingly unhappy - and critically examines many facets of his
artistic career which are often overlooked or misrepresented.