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Bright Star: The Complete Poems and Selected Letters

Bright Star: The Complete Poems and Selected Letters
 

John Keats died in penury and relative obscurity in 1821, aged only 26. He is seen as one of the greatest English poets and a genius of the Romantic age. This collection contains his most memorable works and a selection of his letters. It displays his gift for imagery and sensuou... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780099529651
Barcode 9780099529651
Published 1 December 2009 by Vintage
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Keats, John
Introduction by Campion, Jane
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ISBN-13 9780099529651
ISBN-10 0099529653
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Vintage Classics
Publication Date 1 December 2009
International Publication Date 29 October 2009
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Keats, John
Introduction by Campion, Jane
Category Poetry Texts & Anthologies
Number of Pages 544
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 34mm
Weight 373g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
NBS Text Poetry Texts & Poetry Anthologies
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 821.7
Catalogue Code 62280

Description of this Book

John Keats died in penury and relative obscurity in 1821, aged only 26. He is now seen as one of the greatest English poets and a genius of the Romantic age. This collection, which contains all his most memorable works and a selection of his letters, is a feast for the senses, displaying Keats' gift for gorgeous imagery and sensuous language, his passionate devotion to beauty, as well as some of the most beautiful and moving love poetry ever written.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Sublime Sunday Times His letters are certainly the most notable and most important ever written by any English poet Astounding, contemporary-seeming brilliance and deep wisdom about writers and writing In what we call natural magic, he ranks with Shakespeare...no-one else in English poetry has...his perception of loveliness One of the half-dozen greatest English writers Littered with sensuous descriptions of nature's beauty, Keats's odes also pose profound philosophical questions Sunday Telegraph
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

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'.

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