ABOUT THE BOOK
In this booklet, P. B. Shelley, a wellknown English Romantic poet, seeks to show how a vegetable diet is the most natural and therefore the best for the mankind. Based on individual experience concerning the intimate connection of health and morality with food, he argues that eating meat is unnatural and diseases as well as immorality arose from mankind's unnatural habits of life. Eating meat is a practice that pollutes the body with syphilis and results in other ailments. He emphasizes that a meatless diet is the best regimen for maintaining a healthy and disease-free lifestyle and human diseases can be decreased by a return to a natural vegetable diet.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Percy Bysshe Shelley was one of the major English Romantic poets. A radical in his poetry as well as in his political and social views, Shelley is perhaps best known for such classic poems as Ozymandias, Ode to the West Wind, To a Skylark, Music, When Soft Voices Die, The Cloud and The Masque of Anarchy. His other major works include The Cenci (1819, Queen Mab, Alastor, The Revolt of Islam, Adona├»s, Prometheus Unbound (1820), Hellas: A Lyrical Drama (1821), and his unfinished work, The Triumph of Life (1822). He also wrote several essays on the subject of vegetarianism.