Monday, 2 July 2018

284) Percy B. Shelley

Percy B. Shelley (1792 - 1822). One of the major English Romantic poets, regarded by some as among the finer lyric and philosophical poets in the English language, and one of the more influential. A radical in his poetry as well as in his political and social views, Shelley did not see fame during his lifetime, but recognition of his achievements in poetry grew steadily following his death. Shelley was a key member of a close circle of visionary poets and writers that included LordByron, Leigh Hunt, Thomas Love Peacock, and his own second wife, Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein.

We don't have a written source as of yet, but going by his childhood portrait he looked markedly red-haired.
 However, his locks look darker (see link), suggesting that either his hair darkened with age, as is common, or simply that the portrait is inaccurate.

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