John Keats: Selected Poems

Version: Unabridged
Author: John Keats
Narrator: Frederick Davidson
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Poetry
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: September 2008
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 3 hours
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Keats is recognized as the archetypal Romantic genius who explored the limits of the imagination and celebrated the pleasures of the senses. His worship of beauty and truth found its finest expression in his immortal odes.

Reviews (1)

Love poetry!

Written by Anonymous on October 12th, 2014

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Love listening to poetry, and the choice of doing it via audiobook was perfect for me. Would've liked less epic poetry and more of Keats' shorter works, but all in all a good listen for someone who loves the sound of poetry.

Author Details

Author Details

Keats, John

John Keats was born in 1795, the son of a livery-stable keeper. An orphan by the age of fourteen, he was apprenticed to a surgeon for a time, but gave up medicine for poetry. His luxuriant early work was famously savaged by the critics, but he remained assured in his conviction that he would eventually "be among the English poets," and his volume of 1820 was more favorably viewed. Keats's longed-for marriage to Fanny Brawne was prevented by the onset of the tuberculosis that killed him, at the age of twenty-six, in 1821.