Keats's Places pp 115-133 | Cite as

Keats Underway

  • Richard Marggraf TurleyEmail author


Richard Marggraf Turley’s chapter offers a critical-creative reconstruction of an overnight mail coach journey through a variety of topographies—cityscapes, villages, heaths, commons, enclosures—described in a letter to Keats’s brothers. Keats’s light-hearted cartography in his ‘muzzy’ early-morning letter, it is argued, can be understood as an act of countermapping that resists official Ordnance Survey, Post Office and road book social geographies, and also informs the poetic topographies of the ‘test of Invention’ Keats began immediately after his coach journey, 1818’s epic poem Endymion.


Mail Coach Endymion Ordnance Survey Hounslow Heath Barber Pole 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of English and Creative WritingAberystwyth UniversityAberystwythUK

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