Falling Man

Don DeLillo’s Falling Man (2007) contains a reference to Percy Shelley’s Revolt of Islam: "It was the postcard that snapped her back, on top of the cluster of bills and other mail. She glanced at the message, a standard scrawled greeting, sent by a friend staying in Rome, then looked again at the face of the card. It was a reproduction of the cover of Shelley’s poem in twelve cantos, first edition, called Revolt of Islam.

La Sanfelice

Wikipedia: “It depicts the arrest and execution in Naples of Luisa Sanfelice, who was accused of conspiring with the French and their supporters against Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies during the French Revolutionary War. Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton, who were in Naples at the time, also feature as characters.”

The Quickening Maze: A Novel

Description from In 1837, after years of struggling with alcoholism and depression, the great nature poet John Clare finds himself in High Beach—a mental institution located in Epping Forest on the outskirts of London. It is not long before another famed writer, the young Alfred Tennyson, moves nearby and grows entwined in the catastrophic schemes of the hospital's owner, the peculiar Dr. Matthew Allen, his lonely adolescent daughter, and a coterie of mysterious local characters.

Blake Set to Music: A Bibliography of Musical Settings of the Poems and Prose of William Blake

Donald Fitch’s Blake Set to Music: A Bibliography of Musical Settings of the Poems and Prose of William Blake (U of California Press, 1990) is a significant resource of information on William Blake and representations of Blake's work.

A Guinea Pig Pride & Prejudice

"This delightful retelling of Pride and Prejudice is illustrated throughout with full color photos of the finest guinea pig actors working today. Costumers familiar with the elegant curves of the guinea pig form have tailored lush period looks. And of course, it is the love between guinea pigs that can best illustrate the depth of feeling between Jane Austen's Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy."

“This may be the definitive version of Pride and Prejudice. If they could get War and Peace down to this length, it would be a service to mankind.” –  Salman Rushdie


In chapter 10 of the novel Stoner (1965) by John Williams, the character Charles Walker (during his oral exams) describes his dissertation on "[Percy] Shelley and the Hellenistic ideal" with references to "Hymn to Intellectual Beauty," Godwinian necessity, Adonais, Prometheus Unbound, and Hellas. Walker also quotes Keats's "Ode on a Grecian Urn." He is stumped by a question on Byron's English Bards and Scottish Reviewers [sic] when he claims that the poem was actually written by Keats.

Masks of Anarchy

Michael Demson's graphic novel Masks of Anarchy "tells the extraordinary story of Percy Shelley’s poem 'The Masque of Anarchy,' from its conception in Italy and suppression in England to the moment it became a catalyst for protest among New York City workers a century later." -Amazon


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