Roe ... brings us to know Keats's Cockney milieu in a completely new way (Nanora Sweet, Modern Philology
a substantial contribution to the on-going debate about Keats' politics ... Roe's volume convinces one of Keats's secure place in a version of the romantic canon that narrates the complex formation of liberalism. The major scholarly contribution of the book involves the presentation of the world of the Enfield School and the influence of Charles Cowden Clarke on Keats's formation ... Roe is an impressive literary historian ... Roe's contributions to literary history are unmistakable ... I greatly admire Roe's accomplishment in this volume ... He has given us new information about Keats's world and about the overlapping circles of metropolitan sociability in the romantic period. He has shown, by following through the daily to-ings and fro-ings of the chief actors, how permeable were the boundaries between medicine, poetics, and politics. (Anne Janowitz, University of Warwick, Romantic Circles, July 1998
About the Author
Nicholas Roe is at University of St Andrews.