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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 some of his most memorable works and a selection of his letters.

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ISBN 9781409076636
Barcode 9781409076636
Published 31 October 2010 by Random House
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en
Author(s) By Keats, John
Introduction by Campion, Jane
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ISBN-13 9781409076636
ISBN-10 1409076636
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Random House
Imprint Vintage Digital
Publication Date 31 October 2010
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Keats, John
Introduction by Campion, Jane
Category Literature: History & Criticism
Poetry & Poets
Literature: Texts
Poetry Texts & Anthologies
Works By Individual Poets: Classical, Early & Medieval
Essays, Journals, Letters & Other Prose Works
Literature: Special Interest
Number of Pages 544
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
NBS Text Poetry Texts & Poetry Anthologies
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 821.7
Catalogue Code Not specified

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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY DIRECTOR JANE CAMPIONJohn Keats died in penury and relative obscurity in 1821, aged only 25. 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 moving love poetry ever written.

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NZ Review Littered with sensuous descriptions of nature's beauty, Keats's odes also pose profound philosophical questions

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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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