“Orphan Angel” is a novel by Elinor Wylie. Wylie was an great admirer of the British Romantic poets, particularly Shelley. In “Orphan Angel”, she imagines an alternate death for Shelley who, in her version of events, is rescued at sea by an American ship and taken to America to reflect on the American scene. Highly recommended for those with an interest in Romantic poetry and Wylie’s accomplished work. Elinor Morton Wylie (1885–1928) was an American novelist, poet, and poetry editor of “Vanity Fair” magazine between 1923 and 1925. Her life was one of scandal, and she gained notoriety for her numerous marriages and affairs. This classic work is being republished now in a new edition complete with an essay by Martha Elizabeth Johnson.