This Second Edition is based on the authoritative texts established by Reiman and Fraistat for their scholarly edition, The Complete Poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley. Each poetry and prose selection has been reedited from the ground up. Headnotes detailing the textual history of Shelley's major works have been revised and expanded, and many new and revised footnotes are included.
The years since 1977when the First Edition appearedhave witnessed a renaissance in Shelley studies greater than any since 1870-92. All 23 critical selections are new, and include analysis of Shelley's manuscripts and other textual sources for his writing as well as interpretations.
A Chronology, rigorously updated Selected Bibliography, and Index of Titles and First Lines are also included.
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