This sourcebook offers the ideal introduction to the work of John Keats, a central figure in English Romanticism and one of the most popular poets in the literary canon. The sourcebook is arranged in four sections: Contexts, Interpretations, Key Poems and Further Reading. Each combines clear introductory passages with relevant reprinted documents. Key features include: a chronology of Keats's life and excerpts from his letters; an overview of the criticism of his work, from early responses to important recent essays; excerpts from a range of critical texts, with explanatory headnotes; extensively annotated full texts or key passages from Keats' most widely studied poems; and, helpful recommendations for further reading. Cross-referencing throughout the volume highlights the links between texts, contexts and reception, enabling even beginners to make original and informed readings of Keats's epoque-changing work.