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John Keats' Medical NotebookText, Context, and Poems$
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Hrileena Ghosh

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781789620610

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781789620610.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
(p.iii) John Keats’ Medical Notebook

Hrileena Ghosh

Liverpool University Press

The introduction sets out the premise of the book: that in Keats’ medical Notebook, we have a manuscript that reveals the true depth of the poet’s medical knowledge as well as the significant influence this exercised on his poetry. Its first part offers an overview of the chapters of commentary, and briefly discusses major works in the field, indicating the ways in which the present book is in dialogue with this body of scholarship. The second part discusses Keats’ medical Notebook as a manuscript, detailing its layout. It reveals the challenges presented by the manuscript, and discusses the editorial principles governing the present edition, explaining their rationale. It concludes with a description of the editorial and bibliographic symbols used in the edition presented in the book.

Keywords:   premise, Keats’ medical Notebook, overview, scholarship, manuscript, layout, editorial principles, bibliographic symbols

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