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For twenty-five years we have been making great literature available at a price that all can afford. It all began back in 1992 when we created the £1 classic paperback and ever since then we have stuck to one simple principle: to produce the best quality books that we can at the lowest possible price.
 
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CLASSICS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

The Complete Poems of John Keats 

Keats has just won Twitter’s Poetry Society Classic Poem World Cup and Love Poem World Cup. Sally Minogue explains the attraction here.
About the book: 'What the imagination seizes as Beauty must be truth'. So wrote the Romantic poet John Keats (1795-1821) in 1817. This collection contains all of his poetry: the early work, which is often undervalued even today, the poems on which his reputation rests including the 'Odes' and the two versions of the uncompleted epic 'Hyperion', and work which only came to light after his death including his attempts at drama and comic verse.

It all demonstrates the extent to which he tested his own dictum throughout his short creative life. That life spanned one of the most remarkable periods in English history in the aftermath of the French Revolution and this collection, with its detailed introductions and notes, aims to place the poems very much in their context. The collection is ample proof that Keats deservedly achieved his wish to 'be among the English Poets after my death'

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    GIOVANNI BOCCACCIO
    Died this week in 1375
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  • Some people doubted whether Robin Hood ever existed.
    But I am sure that Robin was once very much alive


    HENRY GILBERT
    Born this week in 1868
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    But I am sure that Robin was once very much alive


    HENRY GILBERT
    Born this week in 1868
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    JOHN KEATS
    Died this week in 1821
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  • The United States is my abiding place;
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    AMYAS NORTHCOTE
    Born this week in 1864
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    SAMUEL PEPYS
    Born this week in 1633
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  • And well did they deserve their reputation,
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    JAMES MALCOLM RYMER
    Died this week in 1884
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    BENEDICT SPINOZA
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