Brawne, Fanny; Edgcumbe, Fred [editor]. Letters of Fanny Brawne to Fanny Keats [1820-1824]

Brawne, Fanny; Edgcumbe, Fred [editor]. Letters of Fanny Brawne to Fanny Keats [1820-1824]

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Brawne, Fanny; Edgcumbe, Fred [editor]. Letters of Fanny Brawne to Fanny Keats [1820-1824]; Edited with a biographical introduction by Fred Edgcumbe, With a Foreword by Maurice Buxton Forman. London: Oxford University Press, 1936. First Edition.

Very good red cloth with a good original dust jacket. Private bookplate, xxvii., 77 clean pp. with plates. Very good in good dust-jacket. Hardcover.  [4766] 

"This is a book of the highest possible importance to everyone interested in the persons of English literature. It consists of 31 letters by Fanny Brawne to Fanny Keats. They began directly before the death of Keats, and the first four of them exhibit for the first time how truly Fanny felt for her great lover, how she appreciated his genius. Fanny Brawne has been a fascinating unknown figure; she now becomes a fascinating known figure; her love, her grief, her intelligence, her sincerity, and her limitations. There have been many books about Keats and many queries; but we can now have some idea of a thing which till now we did not know; what sort of a being was the woman whom Keats loved?" - dj.