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Percy Bysshe Shelley - National Portrait Galley, London

The Poems of Percy Bysshe Shelley

A radical thinker and pronounced atheist, Shelley's poetry explored the political themes of the day.

Listen to some of his works including Adonais, a lament on the death of John Keats.

Click on the tabs to listen to the next poet. For help see below.

Links to other poems

  • Adonais
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  • Ozymandias
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  • Queen Mab (extracts)
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Image: National Portrait Gallery, London

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