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    Description"So Bright and Delicate: Love Letters and Poems of John Keats to Fanny Brawne" is a testament to the love that inspired the passion and creativity of one of the greatest English Romantic poets. This "Penguin Classics" edition includes an introduction by Jane Campion, Oscar-winning director of the film "Bright Star". John Keats died aged just twenty-five, leaving behind some of the most exquisite and moving verse and love letters ever written, inspired by his great love for his neighbour, Fanny Brawne. Although they knew each other for just a few short years and spent a great deal of that time apart - separated by Keats's worsening illness, which forced a move abroad - Keats wrote again and again about and to his love, right until his very last poem, called simply "To Fanny". She, in turn, would wear the ring he had given her until her death. "So Bright and Delicate" contains the love poems and correspondence composed by Keats in the heat of his passion, and is a dazzling display of a talent cruelly cut short. 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 "So Bright and Delicate", you might like Keats's "Complete Poems", also available in "Penguin Classics".


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    Title
    So Bright and Delicate: Love Letters and Poems of John Keats to Fanny Brawne
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Keats, By (author) Jane Campion
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 9 mm
    Weight: 123 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141442471
    ISBN 10: 0141442476
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC subject category V2: DCF
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    DC22: 821
    BIC subject category V2: BJ
    DC22: 821.7
    BISAC V2.8: POE005020
    Ingram Subject Code: PO
    Thema V1.0: DND, DCF
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    01 January 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    John Keats was born in October 1795. His Poems appeared in 1817. Endymion was published in 1818. In 1818 he also worked on the powerful epic fragment Hyperion, and in 1819 he wrote The Eve of St Agnes, La Belle Dame sans Merci, the major odes, Lamia, and the deeply exploratory Fall of Hyperion. Keats was already unwell when preparing the 1820 volume for the press; by the time it appeared in July he was desperately ill. He died in Rome in 1821. Keats's final volume did receive some contemporary critical recognition, but it was not until the latter part of the nineteenth century that his place in English Romanticism began to be recognized, and not until this century that it became fully recognized.