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The Love Poems of John Keats Hardcover – 1 May 2007

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  • Hardcover: 80 pages
  • Publisher: St Martin's Press; 6th edition (1 May 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312051050
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312051051
  • Product Dimensions: 13.4 x 1.3 x 18.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 459,877 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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'.

Portrait (c) National Portrait Gallery, London: NPG 194
John Keats, by William Hilton (died 1839)

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John Keats (1795-1821), born in Finsbury Pavement in London, was one of the principal poets of the English Romantic movement. Keats died of tuberculosis at the age of twenty-five.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Anouk on 12 April 2010
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I've just recently fallen in love with the work of John Keats and this book is a beautiful addition to my Keats library.
I love the fact that it's a hardcover- it means i can bring it everywhere with me in my bag and it doesn't get damaged or bent. It contains 26 of Keats's love poems such as; To Fanny, La Belle Dame Sans Merci, The Eve of St. Agnes, When I Have Fears That I May Cease to Be, Bright Star! Would I Were Steadfast As Thou Art and What Can I Do To Drive Away.
It also has some illustrations such as a sketch of Keats himself and one of Fanny Brawne and a brief introduction about Keats's life.
A very pretty way to package some gorgeous poetry, by a master of the craft.
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High quality Product for the price 15 Feb. 2008
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Format: Hardcover
I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the poem book and the speed with which it arrived. Good reading
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