Bright Star: The Complete Poems and Selected Letters by John KeatsBright Star: The Complete Poems and Selected Letters by John Keats

Bright Star: The Complete Poems and Selected Letters

byJohn Keats

Paperback | October 26, 2009

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“O soft embalmer of the still midnight,
Shutting, with careful fingers and benign,
Our gloom-pleas’d eyes, embower’d from the light,
Enshaded in forgetfulness divine”

John Keats, ‘Ode to Sleep’

John Keats died in penury and relative obscurity in 1821, aged only 26. He is now seen as one of the greatest English poets and a genius of the Romantic age. This collection, which contains all his most memorable works, is a feast for the senses, displaying Keats’ gift for gorgeous imagery and sensuous language, his passionate devotion to beauty, as well as some of the most beautiful and moving love poetry ever written.
Keats was born in London, the oldest of four children. His father, who was a livery-stable keeper, died when Keats was 8 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 B...
Title:Bright Star: The Complete Poems and Selected LettersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 7.76 × 5.11 × 1.34 inPublished:October 26, 2009Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0099529653

ISBN - 13:9780099529651

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