John Keats: A New Life

By: Roe, Nicholas

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First edition. An excellent copy. 2012 Hard Cover. xxiv, 446 pp. This landmark biography of celebrated Romantic poet John Keats explodes entrenched conceptions of him as a delicate, overly sensitive, tragic figure. Instead, Nicholas Roe reveals the real flesh-and-blood poet: a passionate man driven by ambition but prey to doubt, suspicion, and jealousy; sure of his vocation while bitterly resentful of the obstacles that blighted his career; devoured by sexual desire and frustration; and in thrall to alcohol and opium. Through unparalleled original research, Roe arrives at a fascinating reassessment of Keats's entire life, from his early years at Keats's Livery Stables through his harrowing battle with tuberculosis and death at age 25. Zeroing in on crucial turning points, Roe finds in the locations of Keats's poems new keys to the nature of his imaginative quest.Roe is the first biographer to provide a full and fresh account of Keats's childhood in the City of London and how it shaped the would-be poet.

Title: John Keats: A New Life

Author: Roe, Nicholas

Categories: Modern First Editions, Literary & Intellectual,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Yale University Press: 2012

ISBN Number: 0300124651

ISBN Number 13: 9780300124651

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 2298889

Keywords: BIOGRAPHY LITERARY JOHN KEATS,