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The Resource Laon and Cythna, or The revolution of the golden city, Percy Bysshe Shelley ; edited by Anahid Nersessian

Laon and Cythna, or The revolution of the golden city, Percy Bysshe Shelley ; edited by Anahid Nersessian

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Laon and Cythna, or The revolution of the golden city
Title
Laon and Cythna, or The revolution of the golden city
Statement of responsibility
Percy Bysshe Shelley ; edited by Anahid Nersessian
Title variation
  • Laon and Cythna
  • Revolution of the golden city
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Language
eng
Summary
"Percy Bysshe Shelley's narrative poem Laon and Cythna is about a failed revolution--or is it? Laon and Cythna was quickly suppressed by Shelley's publisher, who feared he would be prosecuted for its revolutionary ideas and its depiction of incest between the two title characters, a brother and sister (it was later republished in its revised form as The Revolt of Islam). The siblings lead a rebellion against the Sultan of a city called Islam, which is liberated briefly before being recaptured by the Sultan's armies. Laon and Cythna are burnt at the stake, or seem to be: just before they die, they are spirited away to a mysterious island, where the poet who recounts their story meets and talks to them. The poem asks what it means for a political movement to succeed, or to fail, and presents Shelley's revolutionary ideas in a suspenseful narrative. Historical appendices provide context for Shelley's political and philosophical works, the poem's feminist ideals, and the treatment of Asia and the Middle East in Romantic literature."--
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Dewey number
821/.7
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR5418.A2
LC item number
N47 2016
Literary form
poetry
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Broadview editions
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Laon and Cythna, or The revolution of the golden city, Percy Bysshe Shelley ; edited by Anahid Nersessian
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-298)
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
298 pages
Isbn
9781554811946
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)939203712
Label
Laon and Cythna, or The revolution of the golden city, Percy Bysshe Shelley ; edited by Anahid Nersessian
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-298)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
298 pages
Isbn
9781554811946
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)939203712

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    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
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