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Author Crutcher, Lawrence M.

Title George Keats of Kentucky : a life / Lawrence M. Crutcher ; foreword by John E. Kleber
Published Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, 2012
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Description 1 online resource
Series Topics in Kentucky history
Topics in Kentucky history.
Contents The Pivotal Year : 1827-1828 -- Abandoned : 1804-1814 -- Family Origins : 1773-1804 -- Clarke's Schoolboys : 1803-1810 -- Youths about London : 1811-1818 -- Separation and Emigration : 1818 -- Henderson and Audubon : 1818-1819 -- Louisville : 1819 -- A Dismal Return : 1820 -- Getting Established : 1820-1826 -- Who Failed the Poet? : 1820-1821 -- Settling Affairs : 1821-1828 -- The Legacy Deferred : 1821-1848 -- Prosperity : 1828-1841 -- Ruin and Death : 1841 -- Aftermath : 1842 -- Appendix A: The George Keats Circle of Friends and Acquaintances -- Appendix B: Pertinent Documents -- Chronology: Events in the Life of George Keats
Summary John Keats's biographers have rarely been fair to George Keats (1797--1841) -- pushing him to the background as the younger brother, painting him as a prodigal son, or labeling him as the "business brother." Some have even condemned him as a heartless villain who took more than his fair share of an inheritance and abandoned the ailing poet to pursue his own interests. In this authoritative biography, author Lawrence M. Crutcher demonstrates that George Keats deserves better. Crutcher traces his subject from Regency London to the American frontier, correcting the misconceptions surrounding the Keats brothers' relationship and revealing the details of George's remarkable life in Louisville, Kentucky. Brilliantly illustrated with more than ninety color photographs, this engaging book reveals how George Keats embraced new business opportunities to become an important member of the developing urban community. In addition, George Keats of Kentucky offers a rare and fascinating glimpse into nineteenth-century life, commerce, and entrepreneurship in Louisville and the Bluegrass
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Keats, George, 1797-1841.
Keats, John, 1795-1821 -- Family.
Brothers -- Biography.
Businessmen -- Kentucky -- Louisville -- Biography.
English -- Kentucky -- Louisville -- Biography.
Pioneers -- Kentucky -- Louisville -- Biography.
Bluegrass Region (Ky.) -- Biography.
London (England) -- Biography.
Louisville (Ky.) -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
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