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    DescriptionWITH AN INTRODUCTION BY DIRECTOR JANE CAMPION John 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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    Title
    Bright Star
    Subtitle
    The Complete Poems and Selected Letters
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Keats, Introduction by Jane Campion
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 544
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 372 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099529651
    ISBN 10: 0099529653
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DCF
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    LC classification: PR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: 821.7
    BISAC V2.8: POE005020
    Ingram Subject Code: PO
    Libri: I-PO
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    B&T General Subject: 640
    Abridged Dewey: 821
    BISAC V2.8: LCO011000
    B&T Approval Code: A23305060, C25104874, A25204800
    Thema V1.0: DND, DCF
    Publisher
    VINTAGE
    Imprint name
    Vintage Classics
    Publication date
    01 December 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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'.
    Review quote
    "Littered with sensuous descriptions of nature's beauty, Keats's odes also pose profound philosophical questions" Sunday Telegraph "Sublime" Sunday Times "In what we call natural magic, he ranks with Shakespeare...no-one else in English poetry has...his perception of loveliness" Matthew Arnold "One of the half-dozen greatest English writers" Edmund Wilson "His letters are certainly the most notable and most important ever written by any English poet" T.S. Eliot