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Percy Bysshe Shelley

Laon and Cythna

€ 30.99


`Percy Bysshe Shelley`s narrative poem Laon and Cythna is about a failed revolution--or is it? Laon and Cythna was quickly suppressed by Shelley`s publisher, who feared he would be prosecuted for its revolutionary ideas and its depiction of incest between the two title characters, a brother and sister (it was later republished in its revised form as The Revolt of Islam). The siblings lead a rebellion against the Sultan of a city called Islam, which is liberated briefly before being recaptured by the Sultan`s armies. Laon and Cythna are burnt at the stake, or seem to be: just before they die, they are spirited away to a mysterious island, where the poet who recounts their story meets and talks to them. The poem asks what it means for a political movement to succeed, or to fail, and presents Shelley`s revolutionary ideas in a suspenseful narrative. Historical appendices provide context for Shelley`s political and philosophical works, the poem`s feminist ideals, and the treatment of Asia and the Middle Eastin Romantic literature.`-



Taal / Language : English

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Paperback / softback
298 pagina's
Januari 2016
363 gram
226 x 152 x 18 mm
Broadview Pr gb


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