The Complete Poems: Second edition

The Complete Poems: Second edition

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by John Keats
     
 

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The complete poems of an English master

Keats's first volume of poems, published in 1817, demonstrated both his belief in the consummate power of poetry and his liberal views. While he was criticized by many for his politics, his immediate circle of friends and family immediately recognized his genius. In his short life he proved to be one of the greatest

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The complete poems of an English master

Keats's first volume of poems, published in 1817, demonstrated both his belief in the consummate power of poetry and his liberal views. While he was criticized by many for his politics, his immediate circle of friends and family immediately recognized his genius. In his short life he proved to be one of the greatest and most original thinkers of the second generation of Romantic poets, with such poems as 'Ode to a Nightingale', 'On First Looking into Chapman's Homer' and 'La Belle Dame sans Merci'. While his writing is illuminated by his exaltation of the imagination and abounds with sensuous descriptions of nature's beauty, it also explores profound philosophical questions.

John Barnard's acclaimed volume contains all the poems known to have been written by Keats, arranged by date of composition. The texts are lightly modernized and are complemented by extensive notes, a comprehensive introduction, an index of classical names, selected extracts from Keats's letters and a number of pieces not widely available, including his annotations to Milton's Paradise Lost.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140422108
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/28/1977
Series:
Penguin English Poets Series
Edition description:
Second Edition, Revised
Pages:
752
Sales rank:
597,545
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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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'. The group of five odes, which include 'Ode to a Nightingale', are ranked among the greatest short poems in the English language.

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The Complete Poems 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Poetry Of John Keats is simply great and it is even more amazing that Keats Wrote all of these poems in such a short period of time.. it feels like the collection of a longlifetime.. though it was that Keats Died very young.. He was one of the Essential Poets.. The imagery Is Lush to the point where the intoxicating effect of Keats words is utterly compelling within its own Realm of Dreamy Nature-- one not need even understand the meaning of his poems to appreciate them, A Must Read !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago