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The 1819 Odes and Other Selected Verse
- Narrated by: Rob Goll
- Length: 45 mins
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John Keats (1795-1821) was one of the foremost English Romantic poets. Despite his early death from tuberculosis at the age of 25 he had a considerable poetic output, the majority of his best-known works being written in the year 1819.
The six odes composed during this year are among his most famous and well-regarded poems. The first five were composed during the spring of 1819, while 'To Autumn' was composed in September. The exact order of composition of the first five is unknown. They are featured in this collection in the following order:
Ode to a Nightingale
Ode on a Grecian Urn
Ode on Indolence
Ode on Melancholy
Ode to Psyche
This collection includes the following sonnets:
To My Brother George
'Keen fitful gusts are whisp'ring here and there'
'To one who has been long in city pent'
On First Looking into Chapman's Homer
On the Grasshopper and Cricket
'When I have fears that I may cease to be'
The Human Seasons
On Fame I
On Fame II
On a Dream
The final six poems included in this collection are:
Asleep! O sleep a little while, white pearl'
La Belle Dame Sans Merci
A Thing of Beauty—From Endymion