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John Keats

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John Keats was born in October 1795, son of the manager of a livery stable in Moorfields. His father died in 1804 and his mother, of tuberculosis, in 1810. By then he had received a good education at John Clarke’s Enfield private school. In 1811 he was apprenticed to a surgeon, completing his professional training at Guy’s Hospital in 1816. His decision to commit himself to poetry rather than a medical career was a courageous one, based more on a challenge to himself than any actual achievement.

His genius was recognized and encouraged by early Mends like Charles Cowden Clarke and... Read More

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Complete Poems and Selected Letters of John Keats

Written by John Keats
Introduction by Edward Hirsch


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: July 22, 2009
Price: $13.99

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Complete Poems and Selected Letters of John Keats

Written by John Keats
Introduction by Edward Hirsch


Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: February 13, 2001
Price: $16.00

“I think I shall be among the English Poets after my death,” John Keats soberly prophesied in 1818 as he started writing the blankverse epic Hyperion. Today he endures as the archetypal Romantic genius who explored the limits of the imagination and celebrated the pleasures of the senses but suffered a... Read more >
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The Complete Poems of John Keats

Written by John Keats


Format: Hardcover, 416 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: April 26, 1994
Price: $22.00

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The Complete Poems of John Keats
(A Modern Library E-Book)
Written by John Keats


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 1, 2000
Price: $13.99

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Keats: Poems

Written by John Keats


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: April 12, 1994
Price: $14.95

This Everyman's Library Pocket Poets edition contains a full selection of Keats's work, including his lyric poems, narrative poems, letters, and an index of first lines. Read more >
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Keats: Poems

Written by John Keats


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: May 21, 2014
Price: $9.99

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The Poems

Written by John Keats


Format: Hardcover, 640 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: April 28, 1992
Price: $25.00

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