John Keats and the ideas of the Enlightenment [electronic resource] / Porscha Fermanis.
- Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, c2009.
1 online resource (232 p.)
- Keats, John, 1795-1821 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Literature and society -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
- Electronic books.
- 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's 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's most important poems, including The Eve of St Agnes, Hyperion, Lamia, and Ode to Psyche, in the light of a range of
- Contents; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction: Keats, Enlightenment and Romanticism; Chapter 1: Ancients and Moderns; Chapter 2: Civil Society; Chapter 3: The Science of Man; Chapter 4: Political Economy; Chapter 5: Moral Philosophy; Afterword; Notes; Bibliography; Index
- Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -206) and index.
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