John Keats: Selected Poems (Penguin Classics: Poetry)

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A selection of Keats's greatest poems

Over the course of his short life, John Keats (1795-1821) honed a raw talent into a brilliant poetic maturity. By the end of his brief career, he had written poems of such beauty, imagination and generosity of spirit, that he had - unwittingly - fulfilled his wish that he should ‘be among the English poets after my death’. This wide-ranging selection of Keats’s poetry contains youthful verse, such as his earliest known poem ‘Imitation of Spenser’; poems from his celebrated collection of 1820 - including ‘Lamia’, ‘Isabella’, ‘The Eve of St Agnes’, ‘Ode to a Nightingale’ and ‘Hyperion’ - and later celebrated works such as ‘La Belle Dame sans Merci’. Also included are many poems considered by Keats to be lesser work, but which illustrate his more earthy, playful side and superb ear for everyday language.

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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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Verlag: Penguin Books Ltd Apr 2007 (2007)
ISBN 10: 0140424474 ISBN 13: 9780140424478
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Buchbeschreibung Penguin Books Ltd Apr 2007, 2007. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - This edition includes a chronology, further reading and notes. In his introduction, John Barnard sets Keats's work in the context of the Napoleonic age and examines the poet's major concerns and preoccupations. 320 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780140424478

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