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John Keats and the Ideas of the Enlightenment
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John Keats and the Ideas of the Enlightenment

Porscha Fermanis

Abstract

John Keats is generally considered to be the least intellectually sophisticated of all the major Romantic poets, but he was a more serious thinker than either his contemporaries or later scholars have acknowledged. This book provides a major reassessment of Keats' intellectual life by considering his engagement with a formidable body of eighteenth-century thought from the work of Voltaire, Robertson, and Gibbon to Hutcheson, Hume, and Smith. The book re-examines some of Keats' most important poems, including The Eve of St Agnes, Hyperion, Lamia, and Ode to Psyche, in the light of a range of En ... More

Keywords: John Keats, Romantic poets, intellectual life, eighteenth century, The Eve of St Agnes, Hyperion, Lamia, Ode to Psyche, Enlightenment, poetic agenda

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780748637805
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637805.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Porscha Fermanis, author