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Letters of John Keats to His Family and Friends

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Assembled in 1891 by Sir Sidney Colvin (1845 1927), this collection of John Keats' correspondence contains 164 letters written to the poet's family and friends during his short life. Colvin was at various times Slade Professor of Fine Art at Cambridge, Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum, and Keeper of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum. He had a long-standing intere ...more
Paperback, 402 pages
Published July 14th 2011 by Cambridge University Press (first published January 10th 2008)
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Rachel
May 08, 2013 Rachel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: beloved
I seriously need someone I can actually talk to about Keets! I feel so sad whenever I finish a book of Keats. It is just so tragic.
Zari
Standing aloof in giant ignorance,
Of thee I hear and of the Cyclades,
As one who sits ashore and longs perchance
To visit dolphin-coral in deep seas.
So thou wast blind;--but then the veil was rent,
For Jove uncurtain'd Heaven to let thee live,
And Neptune made for thee a spumy tent,
And Pan made sing for thee his forest-hive;
Aye on the shores of darkness there is light,
And precipices show untrodden green,
There is a budding morrow in midnight,
There is a triple sight in blindness keen;
Such seeing hadst
...more
Nicole
Apr 08, 2016 Nicole rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A personal yet poetical treasure trove of love.

John Keats' letters are so beautifully written. His accounts of landscape and friendships are like his sonnets - illuminated with soft rises and falls.
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Nov 17, 2012 Deb rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An incredible insight into an amazing man. The ending's kind of a bummer though.
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John Keats was one of the principal poets of the English Romantic movement. During his short life, his work received constant critical attacks from the periodicals of the day, but his posthumous influence on poets such as Alfred Tennyson has been immense. Elaborate word choice and sensual imagery characterize Keats's poetry, including a series of odes that were his masterpieces and which remain am ...more
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