Both the Modern Library and Penguin Classics have versions available of The Complete Poems of John Keats.
It is almost impossible to talk about Keats's poetry without encountering some discussion of the poet himself, and in particular the controversy between critics who thought he lacked talent and his friends who saw his genius. The debate is played out before readers' eyes in G.M. Matthews' collection of reviews and letters from Keats's time, called Keats: The Critical Heritage (published by Barnes and Noble in 1971).
One of the most influential recent books about Romanticism is by influential critic Northrop Frye, whose short 1968 book A Study of English Romanticism gives an excellent quick background to the cultural movement that is almost always mentioned along with Keats's name.
John Evangelist Walsh, whose earlier work includes a biography of Edgar Allan Poe, wrote the 1999 book Darkling I Listen: The Last Days and Death of John Keats, available from St. Martin's Press.
Keats's name is often mentioned in conjunction with his friend and peer, Percy Bysshe Shelley. The Modern Library edition of The Complete Poems of Shelley includes an introduction by his wife, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (author of Frankenstein).
Keats was greatly influenced by the work of poet William Wordsworth, who is credited with being one of the founders of English Romanticism. W.W. Norton has made a book-length study of the different versions of Wordsworth greatest poem available in "The Prelude": 1799, 1805, 1850. This book includes critical essays.
Probably the best poet to follow Keats and show his influence was Robert Browning. Browning was too prolific for all of his poetry to be collected in one volume, but the important works are available in Penguin Poetry Library's Browning: Selected Poetry.
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