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    DescriptionCovering the entire output of an archetypal - and tragically short-lived - romantic genius, the "Penguin Classics" edition of "The Complete Poems" of John Keats is edited with an introduction and notes by John Barnard. Keats' first volume of poems, published in 1817, demonstrated both his belief in the consummate power of poetry and his liberal views. While he was criticized by many for his politics, his immediate circle of friends and family immediately recognized his genius. In his short life he proved to be one of the greatest and most original thinkers of the second generation of Romantic poets, with such poems as "Ode to a Nightingale", "Bright Star", "The Eve of St Agnes" and "La Belle Dame sans Merci". While his writing is illuminated by his exaltation of the imagination and abounds with sensuous descriptions of nature's beauty, it also explores profound philosophical questions. John Barnard's acclaimed volume contains all the poems known to have been written by Keats, arranged by date of composition. The texts are lightly modernized and are complemented by extensive notes, a comprehensive introduction, an index of classical names, selected extracts from Keats' letters and a number of pieces not widely available, including his annotations to Milton's "Paradise Lost". John Keats (1795-1821) lost both his parents at an early age. His decision to commit himself to poetry, rather than follow a career in medicine, was a personal challenge, unfounded in any prior success. His first volume of poetry, published in 1817, was a critical and commercial failure. During his short life he received little recognition, and it was not until the latter part of the nineteenth century that his place in English Romanticism began to be understood, and not until this century that it became fully appreciated. If you enjoyed Keats' "Complete Poems" you might enjoy John Clare's "Selected Poems", also available in "Penguin Classics".

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    The Complete Poems
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Keats, Edited by John Barnard
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 752
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    ISBN 13: 9780140422108
    ISBN 10: 0140422102

    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
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: DCF
    DC22: 821.7
    BISAC V2.8: POE005020
    Ingram Subject Code: PO
    Libri: I-PO
    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    B&T General Subject: 640
    DC22: 821/.7
    LC classification: PR4831 .B3 1977
    Thema V1.0: DCF
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Second Edition, Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    Penguin Books Ltd
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    Publication date
    25 August 1977
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    John Keats (1795-1821) is one of the greatest of the Romantic poets. Beyond his influence on poetry and literature, his body of work continues to be immensely popular. John Barnard is an authority on the Romantic period.