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Biography of Shelley by John Addington Symonds, 1897

Biography of Shelley by John Addington Symonds, 1897

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English Men of Letters series edited by John Morley
Harper & Brothers, Franklin Square, New York

When literary queers collide: First US edition of John Addington Symonds’s biography of Percy Bysshe Shelley. Symonds was an English poet, literary critic, & cultural historian. Although married with children, his bisexuality was an open secret & he wrote treatises on the subject of “Greek love.” 

The book is bound in plain brown cloth covers with red lettering. Condition is good overall with some edgewear There is a dampstain on the bottom lefthand corner of the back cover which does not affect the pages inside. The textblock is clean & tight.

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