Keats's letters represent one of the most sustained reflections on the poet's art. Yet apart from this, they are great works of literature in their own right, being written with gusto and sometimes a painful candour. Keats interweaves his personal plight with the history of a Britain emerging from the long years of the Napoleonic Wars into a world of political unrest, profound social change, and commercial expansion.
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About the Author
The late Robert Gittings is the author and award-winning biography of John Keats and of Dorothy Wordsworth (OUP), with Jo Munton.