This guide to the poetry and letters of John Keats offers a detailed textual analysis of the themes and techniques of his work. Blades assesses all the major writing, including the narratives and the great odes, and goes on to examine the context of the verse through a survey of the poet's letters and an examination of the key features of 19th century Romanticism. The study concludes with a discussion of some of the most influential critical responses to Keats's work.
JOHN BLADES has lectured in English Literature at the universities of Leeds and Durham. His publications include critical studies of James Joyce.