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date: 16 August 2018

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This chapter details events in the final year of Shelley's life. The last year of his life seemed to be full of portents of his death: from the white arcaded house he had taken for the summer at San Terenzo, so isolated and austere, too near the sea; to his new yacht the Don Juan, so foolishly rigged and engineered for speed; to his wistfulness for the past and his bad dreams. On 8 July 1822, Shelley drowned in a sudden storm while sailing back home on the Don Juan.

Keywords: Percy Bysshe Shelley, English poets, Romantic poets, death

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