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John Keats
Hebron, Stephen.
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New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2002]

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128 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm.
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PR4836 .H45 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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John Keats is one of the best-loved, admired, and most frequently studied Romantic poets, though he wrote only three volumes of poetry in his short life. This extraordinary biography looks at how Keats developed as a poet against the backdrop of the major events of his life. John Keatsfollows the poet through intense family ties and friendships, a medical apprenticeship and subsequent decision to pursue poetry, participation in the literary circles of London, travels within Britain, illness, and finally, death from tuberculosis at age 25. A vivid and authoritative introduction toKeats's remarkable life, John Keats is filled with photographs of landscapes and cityscapes from his life, portraits of the poet and his family, evocative paintings, and manuscripts of his works and letters.

Author Notes

Stephen Hebron is at Wordsworth Trust.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 9 Up-This well-written, generously illustrated volume is a grand little biography cum reference work. It's somewhat longer than an encyclopedia essay, and somewhere short of an actual book-length biography. The story of Keats's short life and great gift is told in a compelling manner that will lead many readers to look further into this most amazing and ardent of poets. The author covers his subject's childhood, family life, education, friendships, and work but, unfortunately, does not deal with the Romantic Movement or discuss Keats within that literary tradition. The paintings, drawings, etchings, and manuscript pages are well chosen and give a great sense of the period.-Herman Sutter, Saint Agnes Academy, Houston, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.