Date of Award

1939

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

English

Abstract

Any facts or details that might be given concerning the personal relation between two poets whose lives ran closely side by side, whose environment was practically the same, although they reacted to that environment entirely differently, and from whose works we have derived pleasure or profit, can not but be interesting. This conviction induces me to present a consecutive account of the development of the relation between Byron and Shelley, and to correlate the several interests that occupied their thoughts. I have endeavored to portray them, not just as two poets, but as citizens of the actual world.