This collection contains everything that was published in the poet’s own lifetime and a very comprehensive selction of the poems that came to light after his death, excluding only a small amount of matter.
The posthumous and fugitive poems include: Sonnets, Miscellanes and Poems relating to Fanny Brawne. The longer posthumous poems include The Fall of Hyperion, The Cap and Bells, the five act blank verse tragedy Otho the Great, and King Stephen, a fragment of a tragedy, also in blank verse.
It seems likely that Keats did not write his first poem until he was at least eighteen, and by the age of twenty-five he was dead. He showed, however, a deadly seriousness about his ambitions, and in the few short years allotted to him he succeeded in achieving a mature individuality of technique and of poetic thought.
Edited and compiled by Gerald Bullet, with an introduction by Robert Gittings. Published by J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd, of London in 1977. Part of the Everyman’s Library. A reprint copy, in Very Good condition, covered in plastic and without a dust jacket. The size of the book is 181x114x20mm. ISBN 0 460 01101 4.