Lamia, Isabella, the Eve of St Agnes and Other Poems

This volume by John Keats (1795-1821) was published in July 1820. It included: the three narrative poems listed in the title; as well as the odes ‘To a Nightingale’, ‘On a Grecian Urn’ and ‘To Psyche’; ‘Fancy’, ‘Bards of Passion and of Mirth’, ‘Lines on the Mermaid Tavern’, ‘Robin Hood’ and ‘To Autumn’, ending with the unfinished Hyperion. Although Keats anticipated criticism, most reviewers were appreciative. Unfortunately his health was deteriorating rapidly, and he was too ill to derive much joy from his late success: it was the last work to appear in his lifetime. In September 1820 he sailed to Italy, where he died the following February.

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