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Portrait of Shelley Book Review Summary

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White covers the major elements of Shelley's life: his expulsion from college for refusing to admit that he wrote a pamphlet about atheism, his marriage to Harriet Taylor and then his abandonment of her when he fell in love with Mary Godwin. He talks about the writing of his major poems, his friendship with Lord Byron, and the couple's life in Italy where they moved after leaving England until the poet's death in a boating accident.
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Plot & Themes

job/profession:    -   writer Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   1800's

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   British

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK    -   Italy Century:    -   19th century

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   thoughtful If this is a kid's book:    -   Age 16-Adult Pictures/Illustrations?    -   A lot 11-15 B&W How much dialogue in bio?    -   little dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   26-50% of book

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