A Shelley Primer (volume 4) by Henry Stephens SaltA Shelley Primer (volume 4) by Henry Stephens Salt

A Shelley Primer (volume 4)

byHenry Stephens Salt

Paperback | February 7, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1887 Excerpt: ... CHAPTE E VI. THE POEMS. I. Longer Poems. Ideal and Subjective.--The poems placed in this class are arranged in chronological order. It is impossible to draw any satisfactory line of demarcation between the ideal and subjective, as the two qualities are often combined by Shelley in the same poem (vide p. 37). (1.) Queen Mab.--Shelley seems to have begun Queen Mab as early as 1809, and to have corrected and recast it in 1812, finishing it in February 1813, and then adding the Notes. In the same year he privately published an edition of 250 copies, which he sent to various friends and correspondents, among whom the poem made some sensation. In 1821 a piratical edition was issued by Clark, a London bookseller, to Shelley's great annoyance, as expressed in several letters. Since Shelley's death Queen Mab and its Notes have been several times republished, both in England and America, and have had a wider circulation than any other of his writings, considerably influencing the working classes in the direction of free thought. The metre of Queen Mab is unrhymed lyrical iambic, like that employed by Southey, interspersed with declamatory passages of blank verse. There is a poetical dedication To Harriet , which Shelley himself mentions in a letter of 1821 as a reference to Harriet Westbrook, though it seems possible that it was first intended for Harriet Grove. Summary.--The sleeping Ianthe is visited by Mab, the Fairy Queen (comp. the "Witch of Atlas," another personification of the imaginative power), who summons her soul to leave her body and ascend the magic car. They soar aloft, and reach the Temple of Nature, whence they survey with mental vision the empires of the old world, Syria, Egypt, Judaea, Greece, Rome, and Carthage, the "stately city" of the West. Ian...
Title:A Shelley Primer (volume 4)Format:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217428312

ISBN - 13:9780217428316