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Happy Birthday Percy Shelley

Daniel Defoe's blue plaque on a brick building in Stoke Newington, London.
Percy Bysshe Shelley

Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) was born on this day (4 August) in 1792. 🎂

Shelley was an English Romantic poet, dramatist, essayist and novelist; his theories of economics and morality influenced Karl Marx and many others.

Some of his notable works were Ozymandias, Ode to the West Wind, To a Skylark, Music, When Soft Voices Die, The Cloud, The Cenci, Queen Mab, Alastor, Adonaïs, Prometheus Unbound and Hellas: A Lyrical Drama.

Shelley’s wife – Mary – was also a hugely successful author in her own right (writing lauded works such as Frankenstein).

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