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Bright Star by John Keats
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Aug 14, 2012

it was ok
Read from August 14 to 17, 2012


I have to say I am slightly disappointed with this book which arrived this morning.

Not because I don't like Keats' poetry - I already own various collections of his work - but therein lies the problem... I thought that this book would be, foremost, a collection of his letters , in particular those written to Fanny Brawne.

What this book is, in fact, is yet another (unannotated)collection of his poetry with a (very) few letters at the end of the collection - and only one of which is addressed to Fanny.

So, caveat emptor - This is a reasonable addition for collectors of poetry but is definitely not going to greatly enhance anyone's understanding of the relationship between John Keats and Fanny Brawne.

Next time I will check out the blurb on Amazon more carefully rather than trusting to other people's reviews!

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Pamela Hi, not sure if you are reviewing the same book as everyone else, I have this edition and it has all of Keat's correspondence to Fanny Brawne at the beginning of the book, not just a few letters at the end.

Pamela I apologise,it seems to be me who has a different version of this book! My copy is called So Bright and Delicate, an as I said contains all of Keats letters to Fanny. I highly recommend this version as it really does shed light on their relationship, unlike it seems the book you have.

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