First rate and rather unusual type of biographical material. Shelley is treated not as a budding poet, but as an eccentric, anti-social youth, with lovable qualities, hatred of cruelty, a twisted sort of courage, and a point of view which made him the butt of his school fellows, and unpopular, with the herd, but generally beloved by the underdog. This story shows his luxurious -- but none too sympathetic -- home surroundings, his small boy school days, his later public school years, and the university period. There it stops -- but the picture left is of a personality. Perhaps there will be another book.