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.
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First Committee Member (Chair)
Carl H. Grabo
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Percy Shelley, Neo-Platonism, Immortality, British Literary Criticism, Prometheus Unbound, Adonais
Lacour, James Lewis. "Shelley's Ideas of Immortality." (1948). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/engl_etds/155