Bright Star: Love Letters and Poems of John Keats to Fanny Brawne

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Penguin, Sep 16, 2009 - Literary Collections - 144 pages
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The epic romance of one of the most celebrated poets in the English language

Coming to theatres in September 2009 is the tragic love story of nineteenth- century poet John Keats and the love of his life, Fanny Brawne. Keats died at the young age of twenty-five, leaving behind some of the most exquisite and moving verse and letters ever written, inspired by his deep love for Fanny. Bright Star is a collection of Keats' romantic poems and correspondence in the heat of his passion, and is a dazzling display of a talent cut cruelly short.
 

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Review: Bright Star: Love Letters and Poems of John Keats to Fanny Brawne

User Review  - Diana Lynn - Goodreads

Very romantic...it's insane to think that there actually were men who wrote poetry like this to women at one time or another. The first half of the book (The letters to Fanny) were both touching and ... Read full review

Review: Bright Star: Love Letters and Poems of John Keats to Fanny Brawne

User Review  - Annie - Goodreads

Oh, wow. I think I enjoyed the love letters more than the poetry, even. They touched me very deeply, although I admit to being highly susceptible to their charms at this particular point in my life. I ... Read full review

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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.

JANE CAMPION has ten years experience of teaching English Language and English Literature, and has been a lead teacher for English. She is a member of the English Association Secondary Education Committee, and is currently the editor of the association s journal for secondary teachers, "The Use of English".

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