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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,947 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Keats Narrator: Margaret Rawlings Publisher: Saland Publishing Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2008 ISBN:
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John Keats, the last of the Romantic School, was born in 1795 and died at age 25 in 1821. He was a Poet's Poet, developing his themes from a high artistic faith, and his aesthetic philosophy from his love of beauty.

Perhaps the most perfect of the Romanticists, he wrote poetry for its own sake. Here, Margaret Rawlings reads a selection of his finest work, including To a Nightingale, Mermaid Tavern, To Autumn, and On a Grecian Urn. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kriangkrai Vathanalaoha | 1/17/2014

    " I prefer to the poem called "The Ode to Nightingale" for the rest of the book. It's quite completely thrilled to take a glimpse on it. (Although it's a tough task for a beginner reader, that's for sure.) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 1/10/2014

    " Pocket sized and can fit into most average sized purses. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Author Annette Dunlea | 11/15/2013

    " The Poems by John Keats is now published in hardback by Penguin Classics. The Poems have been selected by Claire Tomaline. Its ISBN is 1846141435. She provides us with an introduction and a wide selection of Keat's Poems. Although while alive John Keats (1795-1821) was heavily critized he has since his death become a very popular poet. He was a key poet in The Romantic Movement in the early 19th century and his poems heavily influenced later poets like Tennyson and Owen. Keats' Odes are still the most popular poems in English literature. His poems have such beauty, imagination and kindness and a maturity of writing that has set him aside from most poets. In this collection there is a ballad : La Belle Dame Sans Merci and the a selection of sonnets including: To My Brother, To Sleep and On Fame. The next section is Keat's Odes including: Ode to Psyche, Ode to Nightingale, Ode on Melancholy and To Autumn. There follows sections on a song To Sorrow, some narrative poems including : The Eve of St.Agnes, From Lamia and From Hyperion. The last three sections are : the natural world, light hearted and nonsense poems and finally Letters. This collection is beautifully compiled and introduced for the general reader. I highly recommend it. This book was reviewed by Annette Dunlea author of The Honey Trap and Always and Forever "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ellee | 11/10/2013

    " Keats's sonnets were much more enjoyable than his longer work, I think due to their structure. The longer works just felt like someone sat down with a rhyming dictionary and did their best to entertain their friends & loved ones. The descriptive language Keats uses is rich and vibrant. The rhyme just felt forced and was very distracting, whereas with the shorter poems, this was not the case. Perhaps this is because the poetry is written by a young man (he died at 25) still developing his style and becoming comfortable with different poetical structures. Anyone interested in the Romantics should take a look - perhaps starting with the sonnets, but I'd recommend Samuel Coleridge first though before Keats. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom | 10/10/2013

    " Far and away my favorite poet. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 10/3/2013

    " This was my first favorite. When I was a young teen, I carried this collection around everywhere I went. I still have it. It's held together with duct tape. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Priscilla Marie | 10/3/2013

    " I became addicated to his poems after watching Bright Star. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teresa Esteban | 10/4/2012

    " Some of my favourite poems by Keats are there, a good ensemble in my opinion. Sums up pretty much everything he wrote. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carly | 4/26/2012

    " Studied him many times in college, even visited the "Ode to a Nightingale" tree and home in London, but never fell in love until I saw "Bright Star" a brilliant new film about Keats. Now I'm hooked on his Poetry! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Martha | 1/8/2012

    " These poems were too deep for me to understand and was not romantic to me in any way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Asra Ghouse | 9/7/2011

    " Keats' natural flow of words when coupled with his interest for knowledge creates the most enjoyable poems for anyone with a love for poetry. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brendan Brooks | 10/30/2010

    " hard slog, i forget now why he was classified as a romantic in the sense that a lot of his work was in classical style, rhymes and metre. Then the odes and the pervasive themses of nature and the pastural has him back in the category. The mythology is tough to get through for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Inna Shpitzberg | 5/14/2010

    " I just love good poetry. Keats is one of the bests. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Minette | 2/22/2010

    " This is an on-going project to remember my long lost French. It is still so intriguing to me and challenging to try and remember the beautiful language it is and to have to look up words. But that is how you learn, right? Love it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carola Garam | 1/9/2010

    " I would seriously marry this guy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Baylee | 12/24/2008

    " Una bellissima edizione economica per uno dei grandi poeti romantici inglesi. Consigliatissima a tutti gli appassionati di poesia. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hriday | 10/12/2008

    " Very touching. To be read with a leisurely mind. But i found the language quite complicated due to myriad references to Greek mythology - so missed out the context altogether. But those few poems i could understand, i appreciated thoroughly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dyani | 7/18/2008

    " The poems are, of course, excellent, but the print is tiny...makes for somewhat unpleasant reading. "

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Author John Keats

John Keats (1795–1821) was an English romantic poet. Along with Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley, he was one of the key figures in the second generation of the romantic movement, despite the fact that his work had been in publication for only four years before his death. During his life, his poems were not generally well received by critics; however, after his death, his reputation grew to the extent that by the end of the nineteenth century he had become one of the most beloved of all English poets. He has had a significant influence on a diverse range of later poets and writers. His poetry is characterized by sensual imagery, most notably in the series of odes. Today his poems and letters are some of the most popularly read and analyzed.