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born - 4 August 1792, Horsham
died - 8 July 1822, Lerici, Italy


Memoir of Percy Bysshe Shelley and Original Poems and Papers now First Collected, by Thomas Medwin, published 1833 (180 pp., London: Whittaker, Treacher & Co.) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries   View Online

Perce Bysshe Shelley, by Thomas Walker Horsfield, published 1835 in The History, Antiquities and Topography of the County of Sussex (vol. II, rape of Bramber, pp.269-273) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2397][Lib 3212] & The Keep [LIB/507380][Lib/500088] & West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries

Perce Bysshe Shelley, by Mark Antony Lower, published 1865 in The Worthies of Sussex (pp.64-70) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 3208][Lib 3233][Lib 3304] & The Keep [LIB/503515][LIB/504913]

The Shelleys, by Mark Antony Lower, published 1865 in The Worthies of Sussex (pp.128-131) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 3208][Lib 3233][Lib 3304] & The Keep [LIB/503515][LIB/504913]

Shelley, A Critical Biography, by George Barnett Smith, published 1877 (249 pp., Edinburgh: David Douglas) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries   View Online

The Pedigree of Percy Bysshe Shelley now first given from the Records of the College of Arms, by H. Buxton Forman, published 1880 (pamphlet, printed for private distribution) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 5142] & West Sussex Libraries   View Online

The Shelley Centenary at Horsham, August 4th, 1892, published 1892 (12 pp., West Sussex Gazette Office, Arundel) accessible at: British Library

The Life of Percy Bysshe Shelley, by Thomas Medwin, published 1913 (592 pp.xxxii + 542 pp,, Oxford University Press) accessible at: East Sussex Libraries   View Online
A new edition printed from a copy copiously amended and extended by the Author and left unpublished at his death

Ariel and His Eliza: The Schoolmistress and "The Weald of Sussex" [Percy Bysshe Shelley & Eliza Hitchener], by Harold Van Tromp, published 1937 in Sussex County Magazine (vol. XI no. 10, article, pp.640-644) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2316][Lib 9332] & The Keep [LIB/500182]

A Shelley Letter, by F. Bentham Stevens, F.S.A., published November 1942 in Sussex Notes & Queries (vol. IX no. 4, article, pp.75-77) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 8227][Lib 2208] & The Keep [LIB/500211] & S.A.S. library

Shelley, Trelawny and Henley, A Study of Three Titans, by Samuel J. Looker, published 1950 (Aldridge Bros.) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries

The Shelleys, by Richard Gilbert, published November 1968 in Sussex Notes & Queries (vol. XVII no. 2, note, p.62) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 8235] & The Keep [LIB/500219] & S.A.S. library

Shelley: His Links with Horsham and Warnham, by Audrey M Robinson, published 1983 (booklet, 41 pp., Horsham Society, ISBN-10: 0950881406 & ISBN-13: 9780950881409) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 12222][Lib 8743] & West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries

Cradled into Poetry: The Life and Times of Percy Bysshe Shelley, by Ernie Trory, published 1991 (Brighton: Crabtree Press Ltd.) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 12015] & West Sussex Libraries

Shelley's Warnham, published 1992 (5 pp., Warnham Historical Society) accessible at: Warnham Historical Society   Download PDF

Shelley's Sussex, published October 1992 in West Sussex History, the Journal of West Sussex Archives Society (no. 50, article, p.16) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16404/50] & The Keep [LIB/500483]

Shelley: a life told through books : being the catalogue of the Shelley Library at Horsham Museum, by J. Knight and E. Vaughan, published 1999 (xvi + 146 pp., Horsham Museum Society) accessible at: British Library & Horsham Museum Society

The Shelleys of Field Place, by Susan Cabell Djabri, Annabelle Hughes and Jeremy Knight, published 1 February 2000 (222 pp., Horsham Museum Society, ISBN-10: 1902484088 & ISBN-13: 9781902484082) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 14076] & The Keep [LIB/503508] & Horsham Museum Society & West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries

The Letters of Bysshe and Timothy Shelley and Other Documents from Horsham Museum & the West Sussex Record Office, by Susan Djabri and Jeremy Knight, published 1 February 2000 (200 pp., Horsham Museum Society, ISBN-10: 1902484096 & ISBN-13: 9781902484099) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 14077] & The Keep [LIB/503509] & Horsham Museum Society & West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries

Mary Shelley, by Miranda Seymour, published 2001 (655 pp., Trafalgar Square, ISBN-10: 0719557119 & ISBN-13: 9780719557118) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries
There is no more dramatic scene in literary history than the stormy night by Lake Geneva when Byron, Claire Clairmont, Polidori and the Shelleys met to talk of horror and the unexplained. From that night emerged in Frankenstein a monster who has haunted imaginations for nearly two hundred years. His creator was an eighteen-year-old girl who, in love with the married Shelley, had followed her principles and run away with him.
The Mary Shelley we meet here, brilliantly brought to life from previously unexplored sources, is a woman who belongs as much to our own times as to the Romantic Age in which her life began. Her world, so rich in its cast of characters, seems at times drawn from a novel, and at its centre is a writer whose dark and brilliant imagination gave us a myth which seems ever more potent in our own era.

Death and the Maidens: Fanny Wollstonecraft and the Shelley Circle, by Janet Todd, published 2007 (xviii + 297 pp., London: Profile Books, ISBN-10: 186197955X & ISBN-13: 9781861979551) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries
1816 was the fateful year when the Romantic poet Shelley and his lover Mary shared a hectic creative and sexual menage in Switzerland with Lord Byron. This intense period drew from the men some of the greatest poetry of the age; from Mary, it elicited the seminal figures of Frankenstein and his Creature. But for other women close to Shelley it was a time of tragedy. At the heart of the story are Fanny Wollstonecraft and Harriet Westbrook, women whose lives were literally overwhelmed by him - and who both committed suicide before the year was out.

Being Shelley: The Poet's Search for Himself , by Ann Wroe, published 5 July 2007 (464 pp., Jonathan Cape, ISBN-10: 0224080784 & ISBN-13: 9780224080781) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries
This book takes the life of one of England's greatest poets and turns it inside out. Rather than following a daily round in which poetry erupts occasionally, it tracks the inner adventures of a spirit struggling to escape and create. This is the life of the poet, rather than the man. 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. Now, for the first time, this passionate and radical quest is put at the centre of Shelley's life. The result is a spiritual journey that is as dangerous and exhilarating as it is astonishing. This is Shelley as he has never been seen before.

Percy Bysshe Shelley : the major works, by Zachary Leader and Michael O'Neill, published 2009 (xxvii + 845 pp., Oxford: Oxford University Press, ISBN-13: 9780199538973) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries
This freshly edited anthology includes all but one of Shelley's longer poems, from 'Queen Mab' onwards, in their entirety. As well as works such as 'Promethus Unbound', 'The Mask of Anarchy' and 'Adonais', the volume includes a wide range of Shelley's shorter poems, major prose and drama.