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Mary Shelly was waiting in that cold dump Villa Magni on the sea by San Terenzo, which she couldn’t stand anymore, and in which she almost died. She was awaiting her husband Percy Bysshe Shelley to come back from a short trip. He went to Pisa and Leghorn (Livorno) by sea with his new schooner originally called Don Juan and which he renamed Ariel. In Livorno Percy discussed with Byron and Leigh Hunt the launch of a radical magazine called The Liberal. On 8 July, he and Edward Williams set out on the return journey with their eighteen-year-old boatboy, Charles Vivian. They never reached their destination.

Percy Bysshe Shelley
Image taken on 2008-06-13 21:25:45.


A classic poem read by author and audiobook narrator, Charles Bice.


You cannot begin to imagine how freaky it feels to have these memories… so distinct… so real… so personal…

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The Prose Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley, from the original editions. Edited, prefaced, and annotated by R. H. Shepherd.


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Shelley called this poem “Lines written to an Indian Air”, an air being a melody, and it was obviously written as lyrics to a piece of music, now forgotten. After he died his wife changed the title to “The Indian Serenade”. A Serenade is a love song sung by a suitor beneath his sweetheart’s window late at night. (It’s worth a try. You never know your luck.) His wife also wrote Frankenstein. They had a wild party and all decided to write a piece about an up-to-date Prometheus. Frankenstein has the alternative title “The Modern Prometheus”. Shelley himself wrote “Prometheus Unbound”. Byron wrote something gothic about incest called “Manfred”. “Champak odours” refers to frangipani which grows in Southern Indian. The “Nightingales Compaint” isnt catching like Bird Flu, it only means the nightingale’s song. “Complaint” had a different meaning then, something more like “message”.

Percy Bysshe Shelley
Image taken on 2009-10-18 13:10:59.


A brief glimpse into the life of one of the worlds most amazing dogs.


poem–image of Shelley from Wikipedia Commons. Image of petals from buypetals.com

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