Friday, July 24, 2009

Keats House

Today marks the re-opening of Keats House, which is "the museum where the poet John Keats lived from 1818 to 1820, and is the setting which inspired some of Keats’s most memorable poetry. Here, Keats wrote 'Ode to a Nightingale' [one of the poems by Keats on the Leaving Cert course] and fell in love with Fanny Brawne, the girl next door. It was from this house that he travelled to Rome, where he died of tuberculosis aged just 25." The Guardian has pictures here, and a report by Maev Kennedy here. [25.07.09 - Richard Morrison writes about the house in the Times here].

Click here for an earlier post about the Keats-Shelley Museum in Rome.

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