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From Jane Austen and Lord Byron to Percy Shelley and William Wordsworth — discover over 90 authoritative scholarly editions of material written during the Romantics era

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         She walks in beauty

'She Walks in Beauty' by Lord Byron

"She walks in beauty, like the night  
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that's best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes:"


‘On Frankenstein’ by Percy Shelley

What did Percy Bysshe Shelley
have to say of Frankenstein,
the famous Gothic horror
penned by his wife? Read his
review of her book to find out.


'Kubla Khan' by Samuel Coleridge

"In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
A stately pleasure-dome decree: 
Where Alph, the sacred river, ran 
Through caverns measureless to man
Down to a sunless sea"

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