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Ode to a Nightingale

Ode to a Nightingale

by John Keats

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Websites

Romantic Audience Project

The Romantic Audience Project presents information about the composition of the "Ode to a Nightingale," as well as plenty of scholarly rabbit holes to get lost in.

The Life and Work of John Keats

"A collection of resources dedicated to the second generation Romantic Poet."

The Victorian Web

This is a handy website for anyone studying the 19th century (not just the Victorian Period, which is only from 1837-1901). This is the link to the John Keats portion of the site, which has a biography and timeline of his short life, as well as other great resources.

The British Library's Online Gallery

The British Library in London is one of the largest, most important collections in the world. Even if you can't visit in person, their website provides some useful information about the writers whose manuscripts are kept there. This is a link to a British Library page about John Keats.

Video

Bright Star Trailer
The trailer from the recent film about the life of John Keats, starring two young actors, Ben Whishaw and Abbie Cornish, as John Keats and Fanny Brawne.

Audios

Keats Out Loud

Readings of some of Keats's most famous poems, including "Ode to a Nightingale," brought to you from the BBC.

Poets on Poets

"Poets on Poets is an audio archive of Romantic-period poems selected and read by practicing poets from around the world."

"Ode to a Nightingale"

A musical recording of "Ode to a Nightingale," "Ode on a Grecian Urn," and other poems.

Nightingale Song

Listen to an actual nightingale.

Images

The Poet
A painting of John Keats.

Historical Documents

Original Manuscript
View images from the original manuscripts of Keats's poems, including "Ode to a Nightingale".

Books

Posthumous Keats, by Stanley Plumley
This new biography of Keats is written by a working poet, and it focuses on Keats's obsession with mortality, which is evident in the "Ode to a Nightingale."

Movies and TV

Bright Star, 2009
The director of the award-winning film The Piano tries her hand at a love story about John Keats.
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