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on 8 June 2010
I have read some reviews saying that this edition of Keats' poetry is not complete, but it darn well feels like it! Alongside the well-known poems are the ones which I had never even heard of: A Galloway Song, Sharing Eve's Apple, Sonnet to a Cat. (If these are already well-known then I apologise!) As a bonus the book includes detailed notes for each of the poems so you don't have to go and look up all the obscure mythological (mostly Greek) references as there are a lot of them.

And the poetry itself? No adjectives can describe it apart from "beautiful". There are the short sonnets for when you only want to read a quick few and the lengthier ones such as Endymion if you have a bit more time on your hands. Keats was truly the master of the senses, able to create a huge variety of moods for all seasons from the mellowness of autumn to the sweet and fragrant spring. In true Romantic spirit he writes love letters to Nature, to rambling fields of wildflowers and vast rolling hills. The rhythm of the poems give them the flow of a river, a stream running through a forest untouched by human hands.

Read Keats and let yourself be transported to some of the most sensual worlds found in poetry. At such an affordable price you've got no excuse.
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on 8 January 2013
Keats' poetry is sublime. I'm not really qualified to comment any further except to say that I'm constantly amazed that a man so young managed to produce such succinct verbal beauty and wisdom in so short a career (he was only 25 when he died of TB). I bought this volume as a stocking filler for my wife for Christmas and it's quite exquisite with just enough commentary to inform but not intrude. If anyone wants a small book of Keats' poetry, this edition is certainly one to consider. It fits easily into a handbag or a jacket pocket. Strongly recommended.
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on 5 April 2016
I wanted a copy of the complete poems, having passed by original, very old leather-bound copy, to a family member, for sentimental reasons. A pleasure to re-read poems I studied some 60 years ago. Swift delivery. Thank you.
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on 30 June 2013
Classic poetry + great price = satisfied customer. The only very minor quibble I would have is that the paper used in this book is pretty thin and could have been of better quality. Oh, and if you're short sighted make sure you get your glasses out because the print is quite small. (Although I didn't expect anything else because there is an awful lot to fit into one book so understandably, the publishers were trying to keep printing costs down)
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on 28 August 2015
The poetry of Keats is undoubtedly stunning, however what is also a pleasure is the nice formatting. Recommend.
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on 2 October 2016
Very clearly printed. Used for study. Very thick book and enjoyed a lot of his poetry.
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on 27 February 2018
Great
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on 31 May 2014
I have loved Keats since studying him at university and prefer him to Byron and Shelley. A good basic collection of his works.
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on 17 December 2013
Not meaning to review the work of a classic, I am not the one to do that.

Just want to mention that the edition I got is the newer one, with similar cover to what we can see now for Yeats, Blake, Tennyson.
The printed font size is a bit larger than other budget books I've seen, and that is very welcome for someone with perpetually tired eyes, like I am.
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on 16 June 2016
Nice little book, got as a small present. The cover is nice too
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