Poems of John Keats

Poems of John Keats

By (author) John Keats , Edited by Claire Tomalin

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Over the course of his short life, John Keats (1795-1821) honed a raw talent into a brilliant poetic maturity. By the end of his brief career, he had written poems of such beauty, imagination and generosity of spirit, that he had - unwittingly - fulfilled his wish that he should 'be among the English poets after my death'. This new, wide-ranging selection of Keats' poetry has been selected by Claire Tomalin.

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  • Hardback | 128 pages
  • 114 x 182 x 20mm | 199.58g
  • 02 Apr 2009
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London
  • English
  • 1846141435
  • 9781846141430
  • 452,524

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John Keats (1795-1821) is one of the greatest English poets and a key figure in the Romantic Movement. He has become the epitome of the young, beautiful, doomed poet. He wrote, among others, 'The Eve of St Agnes', 'La Belle Dame Sans Merci', 'Ode to a Nightingale' and 'To Autumn'. Claire Tomalin was born in London in 1933. She has worked in publishing and journalism all her life, becoming literary editor first of the New Statesman and then of the Sunday Times, which she left in 1986. She is the author of, among other books, the extraordinarily successful biography of Samuel Pepys.

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