Tuesday, September 21st, 2021 - Saturday, December 4th, 2021

Keats, Shelley & Their World

In 1820, two key volumes for British Romanticism were published: John Keats’s Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes and Other Poems and Percy Bysshe Shelley’s Prometheus Unbound. . .with Other Poems. This exhibition celebrates the bicentenary of these two poetic achievements. 

Highlights include:

- Percy Shelley’s draft of “To a skylark” from one of his working notebooks.

- John Keats’s working draft for the ode “To autumn.”

- Peterloo Massacre penny pamphlet distributed to protest armed militia’s brutal suppression of a peaceful protest by men, women, and children seeking political representation.

- Work by contemporaries such as Olaudah Equiano, José María Heredia, and Melesina Trench.

Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm
Sat & Sun CLOSED

Harvard ID required

Amy Lowell Room, 2nd Floor
Houghton Library
Harvard Yard

Cambridge, MA

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