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GERALD BULLETT (EDITOR), DAVID BROMWICH (INTRODUCTION) JOHN KEATS


PUBLISHED: 16th April 1992
ISBN: 9781857150537
ANNOTATION:
John Keats began writing at the age of 18, and by the time he died, seven years later in 1821, he had produced a substantial number of poems. This collection contains his work - his narratives, sonnets of discovery and his six odes - and culminates in "To Autumn".
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PUBLISHED: 16th April 1992
ISBN: 9781857150537
ANNOTATION:
John Keats began writing at the age of 18, and by the time he died, seven years later in 1821, he had produced a substantial number of poems. This collection contains his work - his narratives, sonnets of discovery and his six odes - and culminates in "To Autumn".

Annotation

John Keats began writing at the age of 18, and by the time he died, seven years later in 1821, he had produced a substantial number of poems. This collection contains his work - his narratives, sonnets of discovery and his six odes - and culminates in "To Autumn".

Author Biography

John Keats was born in London in 1795. He trained as a surgeon and apothecary but quickly abandoned this profession for poetry.

His first volume of poetry was published in 1817, soon after he had begun an influential friendship with the Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. His first collection and the subsequent long poem Endymion recieved mixed reviews, and sales were poor.

In late 1818 he moved to Hampstead where he met and fell deeply in love with his neighbour Fanny Brawne. During the following year Keats wrote some of his most famous works, including 'The Eve of St. Agnes', 'Ode to a Nightingale' and 'La Belle Dame sans Merci'.

He was however increasingly plagued by ill-health and financial troubles, which led him to break off his engagement to Fanny. Soon after the publication of Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St Agnes and Other Poems in 1820, Keats left England for Italy in the hope that the climate would improve his health. But Keats was by this time suffering from advanced tuberculosis, and he died on February 23rd 1821.

On his request, Keats' tombstone reads only 'Here lies one whose name was writ in water'.

Product Details

Series
Everyman's Library classics
Year
1992
ISBN-10
1857150538
ISBN-13
9781857150537
Format
Hardcover
Publication Date
1992-04-16
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edited by
Gerald Bullett
Author
GERALD BULLETT (EDITOR), DAVID BROMWICH (INTRODUCTION) JOHN KEATS
Publisher
Everyman
Media
Book
Language
English
Pages
396