After seventeen volumes on the European-wide reception of Ossian, Byron, Coleridge, Wilde, Darwin, Lawrence, and other British and Irish authors in Britain and on the Continent, this new publication in the meritorious series is to be highly welcomed in the field both of Romantic studies and comparative literature. On the approved model of the earlier volumes, it sets out with a long Timeline (pp. XXVIILXVII), in which prints, editions, translations, criticism, and other forms of the authors reception are carefully charted year by year from 1814 (when August von Kotzebue was supposedly in possession of a copy of Queen Mab in Germany) to 2008 (when Bernard-Jean Ramadier published a new biography of Shelley in France). The following Introduction (pp. 18), together with the previous Acknowledgements, attest to the enormous amount of biblio graphical and biographical work invested here, complicated by numerous pirated editions after Shelleys death in 1822 and by uncertain data due to autobiographical in - accuracies (Stendhals alleged meeting with Shelley) and uncertain influences (Dionisios Solomos Greek National Anthem p. 260 or William Hutchinsons mediation of Shelley to Pushkin in Russia p. 231).