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A Discussion List For All Aspects Of British Romanticism

The Shelley Circle
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"While yet a boy I sought for ghosts, and sped
Through many a listening chamber, cave, and ruin,
And starlight wood, with fearful steps pursuing
Hopes of high talk with the departed dead."
~ Hymn to Intellectual Beauty by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Throughout Percy Shelley's brief and passionate life, he surrounded himself with many fascinating friends and acquaintances. This group of poets, writers, style-makers and great thinkers is often refereed to as The Shelley Circle.

This livejournal community was created for people who are interested in The Shelley Circle so we can share ideas and information about this fascinating group of people which includes close companions such as Mary Shelley, Lord Byron, Leigh Hunt and Thomas Love Peacock - as well as further (and sometimes vague) associations such as John Keats, S. T. Coleridge, Madame de Stael, Beau Brummell, etc. Besides poetry, literature and art, members are also encouraged to discuss historical, social and political topics of interest.

Students, independent researchers, admirers and likeminded individuals are welcome to join. Voyeurs and lurkers are tolerated, but all members are encouraged to participate in conversations that take place within the community. Flaming is not tolerated, but lively debates and discussions are. If you would like to post images please use the lj-cut tag. And last but not least, there are many poetry and writing communities on livejournal, but this is not one of them. If you would like to share your writing or art with the community please post a link to your private journal where you can freely post your work and members of The Shelley Circle can visit your personal livejournal if they are interested and wish to comment.

NOTE: Please Read THIS IMPORTANT MESSAGE Before Joining This Community!

A Few Links of Interest:
~ Keats-Shelley Association
~ Keats-Shelley Memorial Association
~ The Keats-Shelley House
~ Percy Bysshe Shelley Resource Page
~ Seeking Shelley
~ The Byron Society
~ The International Byron Society
~ Crede Byron
~ Byronmania
~ Mary Wollstonecraft & Mary Shelley: Writing Lives
~ Mary Shelley and Frankenstein
~ My Hideous Progeny: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
~ Leigh Hunt's Cafe
~ Thomas Love Peacock Society
~ The Polidori Files
~ Samuel T. Coleridge Archive
~ The Wordsworth Trust
~ Romantic Circles
~ Voice of the Shuttle
~ Romanticism on the Net
~ The Literary Gothic
~ The Regency Collection
~ British Poetry 1780-1910 Hypertext Archive: online collection of poems by Percy Shelley, John Keats, S. T. Coleridge, William Wordsworth, etc.
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