1929 Beautiful Book bound by Riviere & Son - The Poetical Works of John Keats. Ode on Melancholy.
Author: John Keats.
Title: THE POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN KEATS Reprinted from the Original Editions With Notes by Francis T. Palgrave
Publisher: London, MacMillan and Co., Limited, 1929.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 6" X 4".
Pages: xi-284 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good binding finely bound by Riviere & Son in full blue morocco leather with gilt decorations on the spine (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed - as shown, spine slightly sunned - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. All edges gilt. A very beautiful binding!
Content: Near fine content (bright, tight, and clean - as shown).
The book: Beautiful edition of THE POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN KEATS in a wonderful Riviere & Son morocco binding!
The author: John Keats (31 October 1795 – 23 February 1821) was an English poet of the second generation of Romantic poets, with Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley, although his poems had been in publication for less than four years when he died of tuberculosis at the age of 25. They were indifferently received in his lifetime, but his fame grew rapidly after his death. By the end of the century he was placed in the canon of English literature, strongly influencing many writers of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood ; the Encyclopædia Britannica of 1888 called one ode "one of the final masterpieces". Jorge Luis Borges named his first encounter with Keats an experience he felt all his life. Keats had a style "heavily loaded with sensualities", notably in the series of odes. Typically of the Romantics, he accentuated extreme emotion through natural imagery. Today his poems and letters remain among the most popular and analysed in English literature – in particular "Ode to a Nightingale", "Ode on a Grecian Urn", "Sleep and Poetry" and the sonnet "On First Looking into Chapman's Homer".
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