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Being Shelley
By Ann Wroe

Being Shelley

The Poet's Search for Himself

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Being Shelley by Ann Wroe

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Four questions consumed Shelley and coloured everything he wrote. Who, or what, was he? What was his purpose? Where had he come from? And where was he going? He sought the answers in order to free and empower not only himself, but the whole human race. His revolution would shatter the earth's illusions, shock men and women with new visions, find true Love and Liberty - and take everyone with him. Ann Wroe's book takes the life of one of England's greatest poets and turns it inside out, bringing us the life of the poet rather than the man. The result is a journey that is as passionate and exhilarating as it is astonishing. This is Shelley as he has never been seen before.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099507895
ISBN-10: 0099507897
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 26mm)
Pages: 464
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 3-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Perkin by Ann Wroe Perkin, Paperback (May 2004)

A young man suddenly emerged claiming to be Richard of York, the younger of the Princes in the Tower. As such, he tormented Henry vii for eight years. He tried three times to invade England and behaved like a prince. Officially, however, he was proclaimed to be Perkin Warbeck, the son of a Flemish boatman.

Pilate by Ann Wroe Pilate, Paperback (March 2000)

Glimpses into the everyday life of Pontius Pilate, a man actually walking on a marble floor in Caesarea, feeling his shoes pinch, clicking his fingers for a slave, while the clouds of lasting infamy gather over his head.

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Author Biography - Ann Wroe

Ann Wroe is the Briefings and Obituaries editor of The Economist. She is the author of six previous works of non-fiction, including Pilate: The Biography of an Invented Man, which was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Award and the W.H. Smith Award. She lives in north London.

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