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George Keats of Kentucky : a life / Lawrence M. Crutcher ; foreword by John E. Kleber.

By: Crutcher, Lawrence M.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Topics in Kentucky history: Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, 2012Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780813136899; 081313689X; 9780813140988; 0813140986; 9780813141411; 0813141419.Subject(s): Pioneers -- Kentucky -- Louisville -- Biography | Businessmen -- Kentucky -- Louisville -- Biography | English -- Kentucky -- Louisville -- Biography | Brothers -- BiographyAdditional physical formats: Print version:: George Keats of Kentucky.DDC classification: 976.9/03092 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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.

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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.

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Library Journal Review

George Keats, younger brother of the poet, spent most of his adult life as a businessman and community leader in the burgeoning frontier town of Louisville, KY. Crutcher (The Keats Family), a direct descendent of George Keats and a Keats family genealogist, seeks to redeem the reputation of his ancestor from the claims of multiple biographers of John Keats who have alleged that George abandoned his ailing brother at a time of great need, in the process taking more than his share of a family inheritance. To support his claims, Crutcher focuses on the legal complications in the Keats family inheritance, and on George Keats's role in preserving and promoting the legacy of his poet brother. Denise Gigante's The Keats Brothers (2011) is more effective in addressing the relationship between George and John as well as George's early life and emigration. Crutcher goes further, however, in covering George Keats's tumultuous business career, providing in the process an engaging look at Louisville in the 1830s. VERDICT Recommended for readers interested either in the history of Louisville, or for ardent admirers of John Keats. An interesting complement to Nicolas Roe's new biography of the poet (reviewed below).-Nicholas Graham, North Carolina Digital Heritage Ctr., Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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<p> Lawrence Crutcher is the great-great-great-grandson of George Keats and the author of The Keats Family .</p>

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