Four questions consumed Shelley and coloured everything he wrote.
Who, or what, was he? What was his purpose? Where had he come from? And where was he going? He sought the answers in order to free and empower not only himself, but the whole human race.
His revolution would shatter the earth's illusions, shock men and women with new visions, find true Love and Liberty - and take everyone with him.
Ann Wroe's book takes the life of one of England's greatest poets and turns it inside out, bringing us the life of the poet rather than the man.
The result is a journey that is as passionate and exhilarating as it is astonishing.
This is Shelley as he has never been seen before.