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John Keats

ISBN-10: 0321236165

ISBN-13: 9780321236166

Edition: 2007

Authors: John Keats, John J. Keats

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From Longman' s Cultural Editions series," John Keats," edited by Susan J. Wolfson, is the first edition organized to give a sense of the poet' s thinking by interspersing letters, poems, and publications of reviews and contemporary works. This is a new event in editions of Keats, arranged not in the usual way of separating these writings, but rather by positioning them alongside the author' s poems in order of composition or appearance in print, for a more holistic understanding of Keats' s work. Editor Susan Wolfson has taken care that all poems and letters have been freshly edited from their sources, and the manuscripts reflect scriptive elements such as cross-outs and underlines. This edition also includes some unusual contextual writings, including newspaper reviews of Keats' s publications. Keats' enthusiasts or students of poetry.
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List price: $23.20
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/28/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
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 letters, one can trace the development of a genius who, through fierce determination in the face of great odds, fashioned himself into an incomparable artist. In his tragically brief career, cut short at age 25 by tuberculosis, Keats constantly experimented, often with dazzling success, and always with steady progress over previous efforts. The unfinished Hyperion is the only English poem after Paradise Lost that is worthy to be called an epic, and it is breathtakingly superior to his early Endymion (1818), written just a few years before. Isabella is a fine narrative poem, but The Eve of St. Agnes (1819), written soon after, is peerless. In Lamia (1819) Keats revived the couplet form, long thought to be dead, in a gorgeous, romantic story. Above all it was in his development of the ode that Keats's supreme achievement lies. In just a few months, he wrote the odes "On a Grecian Urn" (1819), "To a Nightingale" (1819), "To Melancholy" (1819), and the marvelously serene "To Autumn" (1819). Keats is the only romantic poet whose reputation has steadily grown through all changes in critical fashion. Once patronized as a poet of beautiful images but no intellectual content, Keats is now appreciated for his powerful mind, profound grasp of poetic principles, and ceaseless quest for new forms and techniques. For many readers, old and young, Keats is a heroic figure. John Keats died in Rome on February 23, 1821 and was buried in the Protestant Cemetery, Rome. His last request was to be placed under a tombstone bearing no name or date, only the words, "Here lies One whose Name was writ in Water."

List of Illustration
About Longman Cultural Editions
About This Edition
Arrangement
[Section] Contexts
Texts and Editorial Principles
Abbreviations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Table of Dates
Poems, Letters, [sect] Contextual Supplements
From The Examiner, 5 May 1816: To Solitude
Letters to Benjamin Robert Haydon, 20 and 21 November 1816
From The Examiner, 1 December 1816: Leigh Hunt, "Young Poets" (On First Looking into Chapman's Homer)
[Section] Pope's Homer / Chapman's Homer
From The Examiner, 23 February 1817: "After dark vapours"
From Poems (1817)
Dedication. To Leigh Hunt, Esq.
"I stood tip-toe"
[Section] Wordsworth on the origin of mythology, from The Excursion, Book IV
Imitation of Spenser
Sonnets
To My Brother George
To******("Had I a man's fair form")
Written on the day that Mr. Leigh Hunt left Prison
"How many bards..."
To a Friend who sent me some Roses
To My Brothers
"Keen, fitful gusts"
"To one who has been long in city pent"
Addressed to Haydon ("Highmindedness, a jealousy for good")
Addressed to the Same ("Great spirits")
On the Grasshopper and Cricket
[Section] From the sonnet-contest: Leigh Hunt, To the Grasshopper and Cricket
"Happy is England!"
Sleep and Poetry
From The Examiner, 9 March 1817: To Haydon, with a sonnet written on seeing the Elgin Marbles
Letter to John Hamilton Reynolds, 17-18 April 1817
Letter to Leigh Hunt, 10 May 1817
Letter to B. R. Haydon, 10-11 May 1817
Letter to John Taylor and James Augustus Hessey, 16 May 1817
From The Champion, 17 August 1817: On the Sea
Letter to J. H. Reynolds, 21 September 1817
Letter to B. Bailey, 8 October 1817
[Section] Hunt attacked m Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (October 1817)
Letters to B. Bailey, 3 and 22 November 1817
Letter to J. H. Reynolds, 22 November 1817
From The Champion, 21 December 1817: Dramatic Review: Mr. Kean
Letter to George and Tom Keats, 21 and ?27 December 1817
Poems composed 1815-1817, published posthumously
"In a drear-nighted December" (The Gen, 1830)
"O Chatterton!" (Literary, 1848)
"Byron!" (Literary Remains, 1848)
Ode to Apollo (Literary Remaind, 1848)
Sonnet. Written in disgust of Vulgar Superstition (Poetic Works, 1876)
"Fill for me a brimming bowl" (Notes and Queries, 1905)
On Peace (Notes and Queries, 1905)
Lines Written on 29 May-the Anniversary of Charles's Restoration (Amy Lowell, John Keats [1925])
Letter to B. R. Haydon, 23 January 1818
Letter to B. Bailey, 23 January 1818
Letter to George and Tom Keats, 23 and 24 January 1818; On sitting down to read King Lear once again
Letter to J. Taylor, 30 January 1818
Letter to J. H. Reynolds, 31 January 1818; "O blush not so," "Hence Burgundy," "God of the Meridian," "When I have fears"
[Section] Robin Hood Sonnets by J. H. Reynolds
Letter to J H. Reynolds, 3 February 1818; In answer to his sonnets on Robin Hood
[Section] A sonnet-contest: Keats, To the Nile; Hunt, The Nile; Shelley, To the Nile
Letter to J. H. Reynolds, 19 February 1818; "O thou whose face hath felt the Winter's wind"
Letter to J. Taylor, 27 February 1818
Letter to B. Bailey, 13 March 1818
The first preface for Endymion, with title page and dedication
Letter and verse-epistle to John Hamilton Reynolds, 25 March 1818
Letter to B. R. Haydon, 8 April 1818
Letter to J. H. Reynolds, 9 April 1818
Letter to J. Taylor, 27 April 1818
Letter to J. H. Reynolds, 27 April 1818
Letter to J. H. Reynolds, 3 May 1818, with "Mother of Hermes!"
Further poetry from January-April 1818, posthumously published
Sonnet to a Cat (Comic Annual, 1830)
To-("Time's sea") (Literary Remains, 1848)
"Blue!" (Literary Remains, 1848)
[Section] J. H. Reynolds, Sonnet
[Section] Oscar Wilde, letter to Emma Speed, 21 March 1882, with Keats's Grave
from Endymion (1818)
Title page, dedication Preface
from Book I
Keats's aspirations, opening scene (1-106)
Endymion's malady (163-84, 392-406, 453-88, 505-15)
Endymion's self-defense (520-857: "Pleasure Thermometer")
Endymion's melancholy (970-92)
from Book II
Keats's invocation, Endymion's restlessness (1-68)
Endymion in the underworld; the Bower of Adonis (376-529)
Venus's assurances (573-93)
Endymion's blissful dream of Cynthia (730-61)
from Book III
Keats's invocation and attack on worldly monarchs (1-71)
Glaucus's tale of his love quest and Circe's Bower (372-638)
from Book IV
Keats's invocation, Endymion finds an Indian Maid (20-66)
Endymion's rapture with this maid (85-119, 293-313)
Endymion's dream of his Moon Goddess; the Cave of Quietude (497-554)
Endymion gives up, happy conclusion (961-end)
Letter to B. Bailey, 21 and 25 May 1818
Letter to B. Bailey, 10 June 1818
Letter to Fanny Keats, 2-5 July 1818, with "There was a naughty Boy" [3 July]
Letter to B. Bailey, 18 and 22 July 1818
[Section] "Cockney School of Poetry, No IV." Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, August 1818
Letter to Charles Wentworth Dilke, 20-21 September 1818
Letter to J. H. Reynolds, 22(?) September 1818
[Section] Pierre de Ronsard, Les Amours de Cassandre, Sonet II
Keats's "free translation" of Ronsard
[Section] Article on Endymion, Quarterly Review XIX (c. 27 September)
Letter to James Hessey, 8 October 1818
Letter to George and Georgiana Keats, 14-31 October 1818
Letter to Richard Woodhouse, 27 October 1818
[Section] Oscar Wilde summons Keats, to defend Dorian Gray, 12 July 1890
Sonnet to Ailsa Rock (Literary Pocket book, 1819 [published late 1818])
Further poetry written in 1818, published posthumously
[Section] from "Mountain Scenery," New Monthly Magazine, 1822
Lines written in the Scotch Highlands (Examiner, 1822)
On Visiting the Tomb of Burns (Literary Remains, 1848)
"This mortal body" (Literary Remains, 1848)
"Sonnet I wrote on the top of Ben Nevis" (Literary Remains, 1848)
Fragment ("Where's the Poet?") (Literary Remains, 1848)
Modern Love (Literary Remains, 1848)
Annotations on Paradise Lost
Letter to George and Georgiana Keats, 14 February-3 May 1819; "Why did I laugh tonight?" "As Hermes once" (on a dream of Dante's Paolo and Francesca), La belle dame sans merci, two sonnets on "Fame," To Sleep, "If by dull rhymes"
Letters to Miss Jeffery, 31 May and 9 June 1819
Letters to Fanny Brawne, 1, 8, 15, and 25 July 1819
Letter to B. Bailey, 14 August 1819
Letter to J. Taylor, 23 August 1819
Letters to J. H. Reynolds, 24 August and 21 September 1819
Letter to R. Woodhouse, 21-22 September 1819
Letter to C. W. Dilke, 22 September 1819
Letter to Charles Brown, 23 September 1819
Letter to George (and Georgiana) Keats, 17-27 September 1819; "Pensive they sit"
Letters to F. Brawne, 13 and 19 October 1819
"The day is gone"
Letter to J. Taylor, 17 November 1819
Posthumously published poetry from 1819
To-. ("What can I do...?") (Literary Remains, 1848)
Ode on Indolence (Literary Remains, 1848)
To-. ("I cry your mercy") (Literary Remains, 1848)
"This living hand" (H. B. Forman, Poetical Works, 1898)
Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes, and Other Poems (1820)
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Lamia
Isabella; or, The Pot of Basil. A Story from Boccaccio
[Section] The story of Isabella in The Decameron
The Eve of St. Agnes
[Section] Canceled stanzas
Ode to a Nightingale
Ode on a Grecian Ura
Ode to Psyche
Fancy
[Section] "Fancy" in Paradise Lost
To Autumn
Ode on Melancholy
[Section] The cancelled first stanza
Hyperion. A Fragment
The Fall of Hyperion: A Dream
Letter to Georgiana Keats, 13-28 January 1820
Letter to F. Brawne, ? February 1820
To Fanny (Literary remains, 1848)
La Belle Dame sans Mercy (The Indicator, 10 May 1820)
Letter to F. Brawne, before 12 August 1820
[Section] Letter from Percy Bysshe Shelley, 27 July 1820
Letter to P. B. Shelley, 16 August 1820
[Section] from The Indicator, 20 September 1820: Leigh Hunt's Farewell to Keats
Letter to Charles Brown, 30 September 1820
Keats's Last Sonnet ("Bright star") (Literary Remains, 1848)
Last letters, to Charles Brown, November 1820 (Literary Remains, 1848)
Glossary of Mythological and Literary) References
Contemporary References
Credits
Further Reading
Index of title, first lines, key topics