'Shelley’s fame rests largely upon his poetry, and his contribution to the English poetic canon, but he was also a polemicist, playwright and radical activist. Jacqueline Mulhallen's biography is packed with fascinating insights into Shelley’s times, which enriches the compelling story of his short life
(he died in a boating accident, aged just 29, in 1822) and discussion of his very varied work.
It is part of Pluto’s invaluable ‘Revolutionary Lives’ series, which features introductory political biographies of a range of historical figures. As with other volumes in the series, the main focus is on the evolving politics of the subject and on providing the relevant context which shaped their development. It’s a lively, well-paced and highly readable introduction which charts Shelley’s life chronologically, allowing a clear sense of the development of Shelley’s political commitments.'
- from Alex Snowdon's Counterfire review of 'Percy Bysshe Shelley: poet and revolutionary'
READ MORE: http://www.counterfire.org/theory/160-book-reviews/18062-percy-bysshe-shelley-poet-and-revolutionary
The book's author, Jacqueline Mulhallen, will be introducing the topic of her book, sharing insights, and taking questions.