The last days of John Keats, Percy B. Shelley and Lord Byron
John Keats, Percy Bysshe Shelley and Lord Byron encountered their dead’s between the winter of 1821 and the spring of 1824, putting an end to the second and last generation of English Romanticism. They ran away from their conservative, native England, and devoted their lives to the pursuit of Beauty and Death. They eventually found their sublime ideal in a land of sea and mystery, Italy, where they understood that the triumph of poetry could only be achieved through Death. Therefore, none of them made it to their 40th birthday. All three aspired to love and literary glory, but their sinister past seemed to haunt them until the end of their misfortune.
Professor Fernando Valverde has devised a thrilling story that invites us to share the last years of his three legendary protagonists, a story filled with trepidation, sleeplessness and emotion. The result is an outstanding and exquisite creative non-fiction book, and a moving tribute to love, poetry and literature.
“The dead may always be biographically immortal” —Richard Holmes
“This is a masterpiece, an outstanding tribute to love and poetry of unparalleled beauty. In this book the reader will come across one of the most beautiful and saddest stories ever read. It feels like Percy B. Shelley, John Keats and Lord Byron were actually around the author during the writing, and I have no doubt they would weep with emotion at seeing themselves portrayed in such an accurate and dazzling manner” (Raúl Zurita, Chilean poet).