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George Keats of Kentucky: A Life

Lawrence M. Crutcher

Abstract

This is a biography of George Keats, brother of the poet John Keats and a community leader in Louisville. The book examines how the boys’ troubled childhood in London, orphaned at early ages, linked them unusually closely, but also drove each to considerable accomplishment. The book provides the first in-depth analysis of George, heretofore a peripheral player in John Keats biographies. It rounds out a series of prior biographies on Fanny Keats, Fanny Brawne, Joseph Severn, James Leigh Hunt, Charles Brown, and other important influences on the poet's life. It also provides a new and detailed p ... More

Keywords: Fact based research, Frontier, Mercantilism, Orphaned, Business plan, Inheritance, Steamboat, Chancery court, Consumption, Illegitimacy, Hypochondria, Liberal, Poetry, Consummate villain, Cockney, disinterested, bankruptcy, saw mill, extravagant, literary remains, sartorism, character, acquaintances, establishment

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780813136882
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813136882.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lawrence M. Crutcher, author