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3.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 5 3.67 (15 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Keats Narrator: Samuel WestUnspecified Michael Sheen Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2008 ISBN:
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Naxos AudioBooks continues its new series of Great Poets, represented by collections of their most popular poems in one program. Although John Keats had a short life, he produced a series of outstanding poems, many of which appeared first in letters to his sister. He was largely unappreciated during his lifetime and died in Rome at the age of 26. Most of his 150 poems were written in just nine extraordinary months in 1819. This selection contains some of his finest works, including the principal Odes, La Belle Dame Sans Merci, Old Meg, and Much Have I Travelled.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Baylee | 2/9/2014

    " 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 Beth | 1/6/2014

    " some poems were magical. some were very lengthy and boring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Asra Ghouse | 1/1/2014

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ellee | 12/16/2013

    " 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 Inna Shpitzberg | 12/1/2013

    " 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 Carly | 11/25/2013

    " 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! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 1/18/2013

    " One of my favorite poets - "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kriangkrai Vathanalaoha | 11/25/2012

    " 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.) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teresa Esteban | 11/8/2012

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Gan | 5/2/2012

    " The verses approach the sublime, especially in the odes, with their sensuous imagery and unexpected metaphors. I found it hard to fully sink my teeth into the narrative poems, inspired by classical mythology; when it comes to rendering the English landscape, though, Keats is quite peerless. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 1/11/2012

    " Some beautiful writing; just a shame he died young. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chiuho | 5/19/2010

    " Short and Sweet. I enjoyed it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Martha | 2/21/2009

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 10/23/2008

    " 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 | 2/15/2008

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

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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.