Arts: Prometheus Unbound

On the beach near Carrara, Italy, not far from where his body was washed ashore in July, 1822, a colossal monument will be erected to the poet Shelley. It is to be a figure of Prometheus, exceeding 180 feet in height, greater in size than the statue of Liberty in New York Harbor, represented as in Shel- ley's poem* unbound, bearing fire to man. The idea is further expanded by making the shaft, against which the figure stands, into a lighthouse which will throw its signal light far over the Tyrrhenian sea, whose treacherous...

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