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Read by Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe & Gideon Wagner (Unabridged: 1hr 2mins)
Featuring poems by Oscar Wilde, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, George Meredith, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Sara Teasdale, Thomas Hardy & more.
Keats. The name is synonymous with great romantic poetry and great romantic poets. A short life but a legacy of works that few, if any, can rival.
And of course his end was to be tragically romantic. Keats was returning one night to his home in Hampstead when he coughed. He coughed a single drop of blue blood upon his hand and said ‘I know the colour of that blood, it is arterial blood, it is my death warrant, I must die’.<p>And so it was that tuberculosis took its slow, devastating hold. He moved to Rome hoping the warmer climate would help but died, at age 25, in the Eternal City in 1821.
His death robbed the world of its young and beautifully talented wordsmith. Such was the esteem among his fellow poets that so many wrote of the joy of his works and the grief of his death.
This is their tribute.
In this compilation -
|01 - John Keats - A Tribute in Verse|
|02 - Adonais; An Elegy On The Death Of John Keats by Percy Bysshe Shelley|
|03 - John Keats by Alexander Anderson|
|04 - Keats - Sappho by John Bannister Tabb|
|05 - The Poetry of Keats by George Meredith|
|06 - Keats by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow|
|07 - To John Keats by Amy Lowell|
|08 - To John Keats, Poet, At Spring Time by Countee Cullen|
|09 - John Keats by Dante Gabriel Rossetti|
|10 - Keats by Adelaide Crapsey|
|11 - Keats by John Bannister Tabb|
|12 - Keats by Henry van Dyke|
|13 - John Keats by Richard Hovey|
|14 - To John Keats by James Henry Leigh Hunt|
|15 - Sonnet - Written in Keats by Thomas Hood|
|16 - For The Anniversary Of John Keats' Death by Sara Teasdale|
|17 - On The Same - On Receiving A Crown of Ivy from Keats by James Henry Leigh Hunt|
|18 - Written Under a Portrait of Keats by John Boyle O'Reily|
|19 - After a Lecture on Keats by Oliver Wendell Holmes|
|20 - Severn, Friend of Keats by Roden Berkeley Wriothesley Noel|
|21 - On the Sale by Auction of Keats' Love Letters by Oscar Wilde|
|22 - At a House in Hampstead Sometime the Dwelling of John Keats by Thomas Hardy|
|23 - At the Grave of Keats by Christopher Pearse Cranch|
|24 - At the Grave of Keats by Alexander Anderson|
|25 - The Grave of Keats by Silas Weir Mitchell|
|26 - The Grave of Keats by Oscar Wilde|