Percy Bysshe Shelley | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by L. Winstanley

This literature criticism consists of approximately 22 pages of analysis & critique of Percy Bysshe Shelley.
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Critical Essay by L. Winstanley

SOURCE: "Platonism in Shelley," in Essays and Studies by Members of the English Association, Vol. 4, 1913, pp. 72–100.

In the following excerpt, Winstanley discusses the Platonic elements in Shelley's works.

Shelley was by nature one of the most studious of all English poets; from his Oxford days onwards Greek was his favourite reading and for Plato he had a natural affinity of mind. Hogg says of him:

It is no exaggeration to affirm that, out of the twenty-four hours, he frequently read sixteen…. Few were aware of the extent and still fewer of the profundity of his reading; in his short life and without ostentation he had in truth read more Greek than many an aged pedant…. A pocket edition of Plato, of Plutarch, of Euripides, without interpretation or notes … was his ordinary companion, and...

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