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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

John Keats (1795–1821)

Keats, John. An English poet; born in London, 1795; died in Rome, 1821. ‘Endymion, a Poetic Romance’ (1818), his first important effort, though immature, gave great promise, which was fulfilled in ‘Lamia, Isabella, the Eve of St. Agnes, and Other Poems’ (1820), containing also the fine unfinished epic ‘Hyperion.’ ‘The Letters of John Keats to Fanny Brawne,’ whom he loved, appeared in 1878; ‘Letters to his Family and Friends’ in 1891. Dying at twenty-five, he left a name immortal in literature. Shelley wrote the exquisite elegy ‘Adonais’ in commemoration of his death. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).