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Published by The Folio Society, London, 2001. This Folio Poets series book is in excellent condition, with binding of quarter green leather, with cloth sides printed with a design by the artist. Gilt title to spine. Book generally clean and bright. Housed in the green card slipcase, some markings and minor bumps/creases. Poems and verses illustrated by Simon Brett. 


John Keats was one the English Romantic poets and was one of the main figures of the second generation of Romantic poets, along with Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley, despite his works having been in publication for only four years before his death from tuberculosis at the age of 25.


Although his poems were not generally well received by critics during his lifetime, his reputation grew after his death, and by the end of the 19th century, he had become one of the most beloved of all English poets. He had a significant influence on a diverse range of poets and writers. Jorge Luis Borges stated that his first encounter with Keats' work was a great experience that he felt all of his life.


The poetry of Keats is characterised by a style "heavily loaded with sensualities", most notably in the series of odes. This is typical of the Romantic poets, as they aimed to accentuate extreme emotion through an emphasis on natural imagery. Today his poems and letters are some of the most popular and most analysed in English literature. Some of his most acclaimed works - which are included in this book - are "Ode to a Nightingale", "Sleep and Poetry", and the sonnet "On First Looking into Chapman's Homer".

Complete Poems of John Keats

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