The Necessity of Atheism (Freethinker’s Classics, Book 2)


by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Freethinker’s Classics, #2.

This edition edited and annotated by Nicolas Walter, published by G.W. Foote & Co. Ltd., 1998.

Kindle edition, 2016.


This reprint of Shelley’s groundbreaking essay, edited by Nicolas Walter, closely follows the original edition of 1811, and is followed by appendices containing the editorial introduction to the first facsimile edition of 1906, and an editorial note to this edition (1998).