Alongside John Keats and Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley is regarded as one of the primary pioneers of later Romantic poetry. His literary generation wrote in the wake of Blake, Wordsworth and Coleridge’s exquisite artistic exertions. Expelled from Oxford for his radical atheist tendencies, Shelley led the expected life of a wayward romantic poet, incessantly travelling whilst composing profound lyrics that expounded an exemplary aesthetic vision.