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Product Details

  • Paperback: 236 pages
  • Publisher: Book Jungle (April 3, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1594625891
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594625893
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.5 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,104,212 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By CraniOcean on August 9, 2007
Format: Paperback
This book is totally awesome. It's best to read it out loud. I never knew this other side of Percy B. Shelly.

Both Percy and his dear wife, Mary, were great fans of what Benjamin Franklin was doing at the time, and taken by Franklin's miraculous discovery of...electricity! This was in the days of the great American Statesmen...Franklin was seen then as very cool and his discovery shook the world. Suddenly, this fire from the heavens could be contained in glass jars...

His dear wife, Mary Shelly, started her own book, "Frankenstein," when Percy was halfway into the writing of Prometheus Unbound. This historical event gives much to wonder about as you read. It has nothing to do with the Aeschylus, "Prometheus Bound"--you can skip the Aeschylus and go straight to the Shelly. (And I think...Shelly himself said it had nothing to do with the Greek play, "Prometheus Bound") Either way, you can speed to the Shelly.

This book was suggested by a highly refined gentleman in L.A., Roger Weir, the developer of the LEARNING CIVILIZATION. Weir shared the some of the history of the book that I'm including here, as it added to my enjoyment of the book. Weir suggests Prometheus Unbound to be read along with Fredrick Schiller's "On the Aesthetic Education of Man," as a pair, a complement of two books. As you read, and approach the last part the book, suddenly you connect with the feeling of Schiller's poetry at the end of the Ninth Symphony (the chorous) and you are transported beyond the canopy of the stars...!

"Prometheus Unbound" is one of the finest books in the English Language. It's actually a play, and as readable as Shakespeare, and at an even higher level of refinement and vibration.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By C. Rubin on May 27, 2010
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It should be noted that contrary to what the reviewer "A Customer" says below, this $3.99 Kindle edition includes neither the introduction by Percy nor the afterword by Mary.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Walter Wykes on June 1, 2008
Format: Paperback
This is a nice edition of Shelley's classic play. Includes both Shelley's own foreward to the play and Mary Shelley's afterward. Recommended.
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