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Keats’s copy of Milton’s ‘Paradise Lost’, Volume II

Keats’s copy of Milton’s ‘Paradise Lost’, Volume II
  • ​Title: Keats’s copy of Milton’s ‘Paradise Lost’, Volume II
  • Author: Milton, John (1608 -1674)
  • Date: 1807
  • Format: Book, 15.3 x 9.5 cms
  • Notes: Probably used by Keats and Dilke when reading Milton together in 1818, it is inscribed on the title page ‘Mrs. Dilke from / her sincere friend / J. Keats’. The book contains what appears to be the original draft of Keats’s sonnet ‘To Sleep’. Keats copied the revised poem into his letter to George and Georgiana Keats of 30 April 1819.
  • Call No: K/BK/01/014
Published:
22 May 2012
Last Modified:
29 September 2017

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