Romantic Circles stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Read our statement.

Date published/released: 

1937

Publication Information: 

Dodd, Mead & Co.

"First rate and rather unusual type of biographical material. Shelley is treated not as a budding poet, but as an eccentric, anti-social youth, with lovable qualities, hatred of cruelty, a twisted sort of courage, and a point of view which made him the butt of his school fellows, and unpopular, with the herd, but generally beloved by the underdog. This story shows his luxurious—but none too sympathetic—home surroundings, his small boy school days, his later public school years, and the university period. There it stops—but the picture left is of a personality. Perhaps there will be another book." —Kirkus Reviews