Adonais

Adonais

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Adonais is the first writing by Shelley which has been included in the Clarendon Press Series. It is a poem of convenient length for such a purpose, being neither short nor decidedly long; and-leaving out of count some of the short poems-is the one by this author which approaches nearest to being 'popular.' It is elevated in sentiment, classical in form, -in substance, biographical in relation to Keats, and in some minor degree autobiographical for Shelley himself. On these grounds it claimed a reasonable preference over all his other poems, for the present method of treatment; although some students of Shelley, myself included, might be disposed to maintain that, in point of absolute intrinsic beauty and achievement, and of the qualities most especially characteristic of its author, it is not superior, or indeed is but barely equal, to some of his other compositions. To take, for instance, two poems not very different in length from Adonais-The Witch of Atlas is more original, and Epipsychidion more abstract in idealshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 215.9 x 279.4 x 3.3mm | 199.58g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1514243725
  • 9781514243725

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