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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:
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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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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