In this introduction to the life and works of John Keats, originally published in 1981, William Walsh presents a comprehensive but approachable study which illuminates first the poems, indirectly the man, and more obliquely the period. Working within a biographical framework, the author looks at Keats from the point of view of the development of his art and sensibility, examining all the major poems and relating them to the letters; reference is made throughout the book to the best contemporary critical writing on the subject and a select bibliography is provided.
Foreword 1. The Opening Sensibility 2. Poems 3. Emdymion 4. The Developing Self 5. The Education of Sensibility 6. Letters to George and Georgiana 7. Letters to Fanny Brawne 8. The Odes
Reissuing texts originally published between 1958 and 1981, Routledge Library Editions: Keats offers a selection of scholarship on the poet and his works. Classic previously out-of-print books are brought back into print here in this small set of biography and literary criticism.