Selected Letters of John Keats: Based on the texts of Hyder Edward Rollins, Revised Edition (2nd Revised edition)

Selected Letters of John Keats: Based on the texts of Hyder Edward Rollins, Revised Edition (2nd Revised edition)

By: John Keats (author), Professor Grant F. Scott (editor), Hyder Edward Rollins (contributor)Paperback

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The letters of John Keats are, T. S. Eliot remarked, "what letters ought to be; the fine things come in unexpectedly, neither introduced nor shown out, but between trifle and trifle." This new edition, which features four rediscovered letters, three of which are being published here for the first time, affords readers the pleasure of the poet's "trifles" as well as the surprise of his most famous ideas emerging unpredictably. Unlike other editions, this selection includes letters to Keats and among his friends, lending greater perspective to an epistolary portrait of the poet. It also offers a revealing look at his "posthumous existence," the period of Keats's illness in Italy, painstakingly recorded in a series of moving letters by Keats's deathbed companion, Joseph Severn. Other letters by Dr. James Clark, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and Richard Woodhouse--omitted from other selections of Keats's letters--offer valuable additional testimony concerning Keats the man. Edited for greater readability, with annotations reduced and punctuation and spelling judiciously modernized, this selection recreates the spontaneity with which these letters were originally written.

About Author

Grant F. Scott is Professor of English at Muhlenberg College.


Preface Editorial Procedures Acknowledgments Introduction Events in the Life of John Keats Keats's Correspondents LETTERS, 1816-1821 1816-1817 C. C. Clarke--September C. C. Clarke--9 October C. C. Clarke--31 October B. R. Haydon--20 November C. C. Clarke--17 December J. H. Reynolds--17 March George And Tom Keats--15 April J. H. Reynolds--17, 18 April Leigh Hunt--10 May B. R. Haydon--10, 11 May Taylor and Hessey--16 May Taylor and Hessey--10 June Jane and Mariane Reynolds--4 September J. H. Reynolds--September Fanny Keats--10 September J. H. Reynolds--21 September B. R. Haydon--28 September Benjamin Bailey--8 October Benjamin Bailey--28-30 October Benjamin Bailey--3 November Benjamin Bailey--22 November J. H. Reynolds--22 November George and Tom Keats--21, 27 (?) December 1818 George and Tom Keats--5 January B. R. Haydon--10 January George and Tom Keats--23 January B. R. Haydon--23 January John Taylor--23 January Benjamin Bailey--23 January George and Tom Keats--23, 24 January George and Tom Keats--30 January John Taylor--30 January J. H. Reynolds--3 February George and Tom Keats--14 (?) February J. H. Reynolds--19 February George and Tom Keats--21 February John Taylor--27 February Benjamin Bailey--13 March J. H. Reynolds--14 March James Rice--24 March J. H. Reynolds--25 March B. R. Haydon--8 April J. H. Reynolds--9 April J. H. Reynolds--17 April John Taylor--24 April J. H. Reynolds--27 April J. H. Reynolds--3 May Benjamin Bailey--21, 25 April Benjamin Bailey--10 June Tom Keats--25-27 June George and Georgiana Keats--27, 28 June Tom Keats-29 June, 1, 2 July Fanny Keats--2, 3, 5 July Tom Keats--3, 5, 7, 9 July J. H. Reynolds--11, 13 July Tom Keats--10, 11, 13, 14 July Tom Keats--17, 18, 20, 21 July Benjamin Bailey--18, 22 July Tom Keats--23, 26 July Tom Keats--3, 6 August Mrs. James Wylie--6 August Fanny Keats--19 August C. W. Dilke--20, 21 September J. H. Reynolds--22 (?) September J. A. Hessey--8 October Fanny Keats--26 October Richard Woodhouse--27 October George and Georgiana Keats--14, 16, 21, 24, 31 October James Rice--24 November B. R. Haydon--22-December 1819 George and Georgiana Keats--16-18, 22, 29 (?), 31 December 1818, 2-4 January 1819 B. R. Haydon--10 (?) January Fanny Keats--11 February B. R. Haydon--18 (?) February Fanny Keats--27 February B. R. Haydon--8 March Fanny Keats--13 March Joseph Severn--29 March Fanny Keats--31 March Fanny Keats--12 April B. R. Haydon--13 April Fanny Keats--1 May (?) George and Georgiana Keats--14, 19 February, 3 (?), 12, 13, 17, 19 March, 15, 16, 21, 30 April, 3, 4 May Miss Jeffery--31 May Miss Jeffery--9 June Fanny Keats--9 June B. R. Haydon--17 June Fanny Keats--17 June Fanny Brawne--1 July Fanny Keats--6 July Fanny Brawne--8 July J. H. Reynolds--11 July Fanny Brawne--15 (?) July Fanny Brawne--25 July C. W. Dilke (With Charles Brown)--31 July Fanny Brawne--5, 6 August Benjamin Bailey--14 August Fanny Brawne--16 August John Taylor--31 August J. A. Hessey--5 September John Taylor--5 September Fanny Brawne--13 September John Taylor (From Richard Woodhouse)--19, 20 September J. H. Reynolds--21 September Richard Woodhouse--21, 22 September Charles Brown--22 September C. W. Dilke--22 September Charles Brown--23 September George And Georgiana Keats--17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27 September C. W. Dilke--1 October B. R. Haydon (With Charles Brown)--3 October Fanny Brawne--11 October Fanny Brawne--13 October Fanny Brawne--19 October Fanny Keats--26 (?) October William Haslam--2 November Joseph Severn--15 November John Taylor --17 November James Rice--December Fanny Keats--20 December 1820 Georgiana Wylie Keats--13, 15, 17, 28 January Fanny Brawne--4 (?) February Fanny Keats--6 February Fanny Keats--8 February Fanny Brawne--10 (?) February Fanny Brawne--February (?) Fanny Keats--14 February Fanny Brawne--February (?) Fanny Brawne--February (?) Fanny Brawne--February (?) James Rice--14, 16 February Fanny Brawne--February (?) Fanny Brawne--February (?) Fanny Brawne--February (?) Fanny Brawne--24 (?) February Fanny Brawne--27 (?) February J. H. Reynolds--28 February Fanny Brawne--28 (?) February Fanny Brawne--29 (?) February Fanny Brawne--1 March (?) C. W. Dilke--4 March Fanny Brawne--March (?) Fanny Brawne--March (?) Fanny Brawne--March (?) Fanny Brawne--March (?) Fanny Brawne--March (?) Fanny Brawne--March (?) Fanny Keats--20 March Fanny Brawne--March (?) Fanny Brawne--March (?) Mrs. James Wylie--24 (?) March Fanny Keats--1 April Fanny Keats--12 April Fanny Keats--21 April Fanny Keats--4 May Fanny Brawne--May (?) Fanny Brawne--June (?) John Taylor--2 (?) June Charles Brown --About 21 June Fanny Keats--23 June Fanny Brawne--4 July (?) Fanny Brawne--5 July (?) Fanny Keats--5 July William Haslam (From Joseph Severn)--12 (?) July Fanny Keats--22 July John Keats (From Percy Bysshe Shelley)--27 July Fanny Brawne--August (?) Fanny Keats--13 August John Taylor--13 August Leigh Hunt--13 (?) August John Taylor--14 August Charles Brown--14 August Percy Bysshe Shelley--16 August Charles Brown--August (?) Fanny Keats--23 August Fanny Keats--11 September William Haslam (From Joseph Severn)--19 September William Haslam (From Joseph Severn)--21 September Charles Brown--30 September William Haslam (From Joseph Severn)--22 October Mrs. Samuel Brawne--24 (?) October Charles Brown--1, 2 November William Haslam (From Joseph Severn)--1, 2 November ? (From Dr. James Clark)--27 November Charles Brown--30 November Charles Brown (From Joseph Severn)--14, 17 December John Taylor (From Joseph Severn)--24 December 1821 ? (From Dr. James Clark)--3 January Mrs. Samuel Brawne (From Joseph Severn)--11 January William Haslam (From Joseph Severn)--15 January John Taylor (From Joseph Severn)--25, 26 January William Haslam (From Joseph Severn)--22 February John Taylor (From Joseph Severn)--6 March William Haslam (From Charles Brown)--18 March William Haslam (From Joseph Severn)--5 May Index

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  • Number Of Pages: 576
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  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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