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Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)


The couple, giddy with love, naturally chose precisely Paris in July of 1814 as the destination for their elopment. Maybe they hadn't been reading the headlines? The Allies against Napoleonic imperialism had captured Paris. Napoleon, his back to the wall, was deposed (pulled off the throne) and then forced to abdicate (give up all claim of ... See more trivia »


(age 29) in at sea, off Italy

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Gothic Writer
The Cloud
The Cloud Writer
Zastrozzi: A Romance


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 2010 The Two Fauns (Short)
 2004 Earth and Moon in Love (Short)
 1986 Gothic (story)
 1986 Zastrozzi: A Romance (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 4 episodes)
- Murder (1986) ... (novel)
- Seduction (1986) ... (novel)
- Conspiracy (1986) ... (novel)
- Capture (1986) ... (novel)
 1919 The Cloud (poem)
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 2012 International Relations Theory Illustrated #1 Realism (Video short) (special thanks)
 1975 Count the Ways (acknowledgment: poetry courtesy of)

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Other Works:

Novel: "Zastrossi"

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2 Biographical Movies | 4 Print Biographies | 9 Portrayals | See more »

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Personal Quote:

Hell is a city much like London--a populous and smoky city. See more »


In October of 1812, Percy met William Godwin, the father of Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin; he and the old man got on well, since Percy flattered Godwin's rhetoric in Godwin's publications reasoning that marriage is a travesty and that love should be free. Percy already had a wife, but encountering the charms of the lovely teenager Mary made him agree with Godwin's philosophy. Godwin was not pleased ... See more »

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