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4.38 out of 54.38 out of 54.38 out of 54.38 out of 54.38 out of 5 4.38 (13 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Keats Narrator: Philip Levine, Paul Muldoon Publisher: HighBridge Company Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2001 ISBN:
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Adopting the methodology of the music charts, The Classic Fifty Poems presents the top 50 poems of all time. Determined by a consensus of over 1,000 compliers, and arranged in order of popularity, each author's work is illuminated by the informative notes of editor William Harmon, who offers insights into the historical period in which each author lived and the author's choice of verse form, tone, and style.

Newly revised, and read by an ensemble of contemporary poets, The Classic Fifty Poems is a feast for poetry lovers. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 4/6/2011

    " I would totally party with Keats. Didn't discover him until college, but quickly fell in love. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria | 7/31/2010

    " John Keats is the new Shakespeare. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 4/4/2010

    " couldn't read it all. i just wanted to read some of his poems. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alayna | 12/9/2009

    " strikes a balance between sweet and sober - he died young, knew he would, and his poetry reflects that. still: he saw the world beautifully, and it's hard not to be affected when reading his poems.

    also, his love letters are delicious. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mari | 11/26/2009

    " I didn't read the entire book - only the poems mentioned in the letters. I bought this specific book for the letters which I have wanted to read for some time now.

    I just found out last week a movie is being made - bonus! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 12/21/2008

    " I have an old Odyssey Pres volume with a dozen or so bits of paper stuck between the pages marking my favorite poems. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 J.A. | 8/29/2008

    " Another valuable source of material for my novel in progress, Grandpa Art, as well as insight into The Stress of Her Regard by Tim Powers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Craig | 8/19/2008

    " It's Keats. What else can I say? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenn | 6/4/2008

    " Keats amazes me every time.
    I adore his work, and in this anthology, "Lines to Fanny" is a must - my new favourite poem - ta, Sir. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pamela | 3/22/2008

    " It doesn't get much better than Keats. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monica | 2/28/2008

    " "When I have fears that I may cease to be..." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shae | 2/28/2008

    " My all time favorite poet! pics...

    By and far the best of the best is the Song of Opposites. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 1/8/2008

    " Imagination, emotion and honesty combined. What enthralling stories were told, with dreamlike romanticism and linguistic precision. "

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About the Author
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.