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John Keats The Major Works: Including Endymion, the Odes and Selected Letters

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ISBN-10: 0192840630

ISBN-13: 9780192840639

Edition: 2001

Authors: John Keats, Elizabeth Cook

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This volume contains all the poetry published during his lifetime, including Endymion, the Odes, Lamia, and both versions of Hyperion. The poetry is presented in chronological sequence along with his letters which give biographical detail.
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/24/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 704
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
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…