English Language and Literature ETDs

Publication Date

Spring 5-27-1948

Abstract

Shelley is generally regarded as a great lyricist, and indeed he was; yet even a superficial exploration of his works will show that he was greatly interested in, and concerned with, religious and philosophical subjects. Few critics, however, have even mentioned the poet as philosopher, much less attempted to understand his varying and, at times, baffling philosophical expressions. This study is an attempt to trace the evolution of Shelley's ideas concerning immortality and to conclude, if possible, his final stand on the subject.

Degree Name

English

Level of Degree

Masters

Department Name

English

First Committee Member (Chair)

Carl H. Grabo

Second Committee Member

H.G. Alexander

Third Committee Member

C.V. Wicker

Language

English

Keywords

Percy Shelley, Neo-Platonism, Immortality, British Literary Criticism, Prometheus Unbound, Adonais

Document Type

Thesis

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