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ISBN-10: 0679405534

ISBN-13: 9780679405535

Edition: 1992

Authors: John Keats, Gerald Bullett, David Bromwich, Nicholas Roe

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Introduction by David Bromwich
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/28/1992
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 640
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.430
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…