George Keats of Kentucky: A Life

Lawrence M. Crutcher John E. Kleber

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George Keats of Kentucky: A Life

George Keats of Kentucky A Life John Keats s biographers have rarely been fair to George Keats pushing him to the background as the younger brother painting him as a prodigal son or labeling him as the business brother S

  • Title: George Keats of Kentucky: A Life
  • Author: Lawrence M. Crutcher John E. Kleber
  • ISBN: 9780813136882
  • Page: 311
  • Format: Hardcover
  • John Keats s biographers have rarely been fair to George Keats 1797 1841 pushing him to the background as the younger brother, painting him as a prodigal son, or labeling him as the business brother Some have even condemned him as a heartless villain who took than his fair share of an inheritance and abandoned the ailing poet to pursue his own interests In thiJohn Keats s biographers have rarely been fair to George Keats 1797 1841 pushing him to the background as the younger brother, painting him as a prodigal son, or labeling him as the business brother Some have even condemned him as a heartless villain who took than his fair share of an inheritance and abandoned the ailing poet to pursue his own interests In this authoritative biography, author Lawrence M Crutcher demonstrates that George Keats deserves better Crutcher traces his subject from Regency London to the American frontier, correcting the misconceptions surrounding the Keats brothers relationship and revealing the details of George s remarkable life in Louisville, Kentucky Brilliantly illustrated with than ninety color photographs, this engaging book reveals how George Keats embraced new business opportunities to become an important member of the developing urban community In addition, George Keats of Kentucky offers a rare and fascinating glimpse into nineteenth century life, commerce, and entrepreneurship in Louisville and the Bluegrass.

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    1. Virginia Slachman on said:

      Having taught British Romanticism for many years, I was very familiar with John Keats and aware of the poor reputation some have of his brother, George, who came to the United States in the 1800s with his young wife Georgiana. But it wasn't until I did my own research--some at the Filson Historical Society in Louisville, Kentucky--that I came to know another George, a person I admired greatly. In fact, I was so taken with George's story, not to mention his courage, that he appears as the second [...]

    2. Meredith Allady on said:

      This was an interesting book mostly because the subject is so rare, but the style was just okay. At times the narrative seemed a little disorganized, like the reader was told things out of sequence, so that it was a mental exercise to have to keep things straight. (If I learned that this was a thesis turned into a book, I would have no trouble believing it.) Still, it's not like accounts of George Keats--in KY or anywhere else--are thick on the ground, so if the Keats family or this particular e [...]

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