This vintage book contains Percy Bysshe Shelley's seminal 1819 poem, Masque of Anarchy. The poem, though written in a relaxed and familiar manner, is highly characteristic of Shelly's other works. It has the usual ardour of his tone, the unbounded sensibility by which he combines the most domestic with the most remote and fanciful images, as well as his signature patience. This volume is highly recommended for all poetry-lovers, and is a must-read for fans of Shelley's work. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. This vintage book is being republished now in an affordable, modern, and high-quality edition - complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author.