Percy Bysshe Shelley: Love, Hope, and Imagination


Image: Percy Bysshe Shelley, by Amelia Curran. oil on canvas, 1819. NPG 1234. © National Portrait Gallery, London.

Poet and literary critic Michael O’Neill explores love, hope, and imagination in the life and work of Percy Bysshe Shelley, creator of some of the world’s greatest lyrical poetry, before the revolutionary Romantic’s tragic early death. [MP3 version]

This podcast was recorded at the Cheltenham Literature Festival 2014. The lecture was supported by the Keats-Shelley Memorial Association.

Michael O’Neill’s own collection of poetry Gangs of Shadow includes pieces inspired by his research on Shelley. Listen to his reading below.

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