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Keats's Places pp 245-272 | Cite as

Wentworth Place: ‘A Small Cottage, Pleasantly Situate’

  • Kenneth PageEmail author
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Abstract

Ken Page’s chapter shifts focus to Keats’s own bricks and mortar, to the history of one of the poet’s most famous places, Wentworth Place, as a private residence. Page draws on little-known and neglected sources, including newspapers, maps, photographs and architectural reports to take stock of, as well as to recalibrate, what we know about the dwelling’s design, build and subsequent alterations. His chapter also turns attention to the occupants of the house up to 1925, when Wentworth Place opened as a memorial to its most famous resident.

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  1. 1.Keats HouseLondonUK

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