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The Poems of John Keats
A Routledge Study Guide and Sourcebook

Edited By

John Strachan

ISBN 9780415234788
Published July 29, 2003 by Routledge
216 Pages

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Book Description

This sourcebook offers the ideal introduction to the work of John Keats, a central figure in English Romanticism and one of the most popular poets in the literary canon.
The sourcebook is arranged in four sections: Contexts, Interpretations, Key Poems and Further Reading. Each combines clear introductory passgaes with relevant reprinted documents. Key features include:

  • a chronology of Keats's life and excerpts from his letters
  • an overview of the criticism of his work, from early responses to important recent essays
  • excerpts from a range of critical texts, with explanatory headnotes
  • extensively annotated full texts or key passages from Keats's most widely studied poems
  • helpful recommendations for further reading.

Cross-referencing throughout the volume highlights the links between texts, contexts and reception, enabling even beginners to make original and informed readings of Keats's époque-changing work.

Table of Contents

Includes annotated full texts of:

On First Looking into Chapman's Homer, The Eve of St. Agnes, La Belle Dame Sans Merci, To Sleep, Ode to Psyche, Ode to a Nightingale, Ode on A Grecian Urn, Ode on Melancholy, To Autumn, as well as extracts from Endymion, Isabella; or, The Pot of Basil, Hyperion, Lamia, and The Fall of Hyperion.

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John Strachan is Reader in Romantic Literature at the University of Sunderland. He has published widely on Romantic literature, including the five-volume edition of Parodies of the Romantic Age, co-edited with Graeme Stones (1999).