John Keats: Selected Poems

John Keats: Selected Poems

by John Keats, John Barnard

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Overview

Keats is one of the major figures in the second generation of Romantic Poets and was considered by Tennyson to be the greatest poet of the nineteenth century. The preoccupying themes of Keats' poetry are love, art, sorrow, the natural world and thenature of the imagination. However, his poetry is often also indirectly critical of conventional political, religious, and sexual beliefs. This collection contains pieces from different periods in his short life, from his earliest verse to his later unpublished poems. It also includes his best-loved works, such as The Eve of St Agnes, Lamia, and the Odes, and extracts from Endymion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780141922683
Publisher: Penguin UK
Publication date: 10/28/1999
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 775,683
File size: 424 KB

About the Author

John Keats (1795-1821) was apprenticed to a surgeon when he decided to commit himself to poetry. His genius was recognised and encouraged by his friends, but it was not until after his death that his place in English Romanticism was fully acknowledged.
John Barnard is Professor of English Literature at the University of Leeds and is the editor of THE COMPLETE POEMS of Keats in the Penguin English Poets series.


John Keats (1795-1821) is one of the greatest English poets and a key figure in the Romantic movement. He grew up in London and undertook medical training before finding his vocation in poetry. His poems include 'The Eve of St Agnes', 'La Belle Dame Sans Merci' and 'To Autumn', and his group of five odes, which include 'Ode to a Nightingale', are ranked among the greatest short poems in the English language. They were written shortly before his tragically early death, in Rome, from tuberculosis at the age of twenty-five.

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