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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
New York, Heritage Press [©1966]
|Named Person:||Prometheus, (Greek deity); Prometheus, (Greek deity)|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Aeschylus.; Percy Bysshe Shelley
|Description:||xviii, 161 pages illustrations 29 cm|
|Other Titles:||Prometheus unbound.
|Responsibility:||by Aeschylus; translated by Rex Warner & Prometheus unbound, by Percy Bysshe Shelley. With a pref. by Rex Warner and drawings by John Farleigh.|
One of the most ambitious dramatic poems ever written, Percy Bysshe Shelley's Prometheus Unbound tells the story of the Titan Prometheus who gave mankind the secret of fire in open defiance to the decrees of Zeus, and who, as punishment for this generosity, was chained to the Caucasus Mountains and exposed to horrible tortures. Inspired by the Prometheus Bound of Aeschylus, Shelley's play serves as a sort of sequel, matching its Greek predecessor in stature and pure poetic power. It depicts its philanthropist hero's ultimate triumph over the superstition and bigotry of the gods. As Shelley himself stated in his Defence of Poetry, Prometheus Unbound awakens and enlarges the mind. - Amazon