Happy Birthday to romantic poet, Percy Bysshe Shelley, born this day in 1792!
Shelley is regarded by critics as one of the finest lyric poets in the English language. Shelley did not achieve fame during his lifetime, recognition for his poetry grew following his death.
Some of Shelley’s best work include “Prometheus Unbound”, “Ode to the West Wind,” and “To a Skylark,” were written during his time in Italy in the late 1810s.
Shelley was a key member of a close circle of poets and writers of the time including Lord Byron; Leigh Hunt; Thomas Love Peacock; and his second wife, Mary Shelley, the author of “Frankenstein”.