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Author:    JOHN KEATS

Title:   Selected Poetry (Oxford World's Classics)

Binding:   Paper Back

Book Condition:   Used - Very Good

Publisher:    Oxford University Press, USA February 1999

ISBN Number:    0192834932 / 9780192834935

Seller ID:   118257

Light cover wear, solid binding, unmarked text.

An Eighth Day View:

This is an entirely new selection of Keats's finest poetry containing all his best known work as well as a sample of less familiar pieces. Keats published three volumes of poetry before his death at age twenty-five of tuberculosis and, while many of his contemporaries were prompt to recognize his greatness, snobbery and political hostility led the Tory press to vilify and patronize him as a "Cockney poet." Financial anxieties and the loss of those he loved most had tried him persistently, yet he dismissed the concept of life as a vale of tears and substituted the concept of a "vale of Soul-making." His poetry and his remarkable letters reveal a spirit of questing vitality and profound understanding and his final volume, which contains the great odes and the unfinished Hyperion, attests to an astonishing maturity of power.

Price = 6.00 USD



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