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Bright Star Love Letters and Poems of John Keats to Fanny Brawne

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ISBN-10: 0143117742

ISBN-13: 9780143117742

Edition: 2009

Authors: John Keats, Jane Campion

List price: $16.00
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The epic romance of one of the most celebrated poets in the English language Coming to theatres in September 2009 is the tragic love story of nineteenth-century poet John Keats and the love of his life, Fanny Brawne. Keats died at the young age of twenty-five, leaving behind some of the most exquisite and moving verse and letters ever written, inspired by his deep love for Fanny. Bright Staris a collection of Keat’s romantic poems and correspondence in the heat of his passion, and is a dazzling display of a talent cut cruelly short.
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/16/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.242
Language: English

John Keats was born in London, the oldest of four children, on October 31, 1795. His father, who was a livery-stable keeper, died when Keats was eight years old, and his mother died six years later. At age 15, he was apprenticed to an apothecary-surgeon. In 1815 he began studying medicine but soon gave up that career in favor of writing poetry. The critic Douglas Bush has said that, if one poet could be recalled to life to complete his career, the almost universal choice would be Keats, who now is regarded as one of the three or four supreme masters of the English language. His early work is badly flawed in both technique and critical judgment, but, from his casually written but brilliant…    

JANE CAMPION has ten years' experience of teaching English Language and English Literature, and has been a lead teacher for English. She is a member of the English Association Secondary Education Committee, and is currently the editor of the association's journal for secondary teachers, The Use of English.