The Poems of John Keats: A Routledge Study Guide and Sourcebook (Routledge Guides to Literature)

The Poems of John Keats: A Routledge Study Guide and Sourcebook (Routledge Guides to Literature)

By: John Strachan (editor)Hardback

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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 epoque-changing work.

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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).


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.

Product Details

  • publication date: 05/06/2003
  • ISBN13: 9780415234771
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 216
  • ID: 9780415234771
  • weight: 408
  • ISBN10: 0415234778

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