Paul Foot

What the Victorians Made of Shelley. By Tom Mole

What the Victorians Made of Shelley. By Tom Mole

In September at the London Shelley Conference 2017 I had the pleasure of listening to an expert, Professor Tom Mole, speak about one of my favourite subjects: what Victorians thought of Percy Bysshe Shelley. This is actually an extremely important question, because what the Victorians thought about Shelley set the tone for succeeding generations of readers and critics. They played a crucial and controversial role in the transmission of Shelley's poetry to the modern era. Professor Mole has done Shelleyans a great service.