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The Best of the OLL No. 51: Percy Bysshe Shelley, “On Liberty” (1810-22)

This is part of “The Best of the Online Library of Liberty” which is a collection of some of the most important material in the OLL. This collection of Shelley’s writings contains his “Declaration of Rights” (1812), numerous poems on the topics of liberty and oppression, and extracts from some of his dramas which were written between 1810 (when he was 18) and his death in 1822 just before he turned 30.