A collection of 46 letters published in full for the first time, shedding
new light on the life and character of Charles Brown and the most important
friendship in the Keats Circle, as well as Keats’s complex legacy to
This collection of recently rediscovered letters from Charles Brown to Joseph Severn runs from 1821 to Brown's death in 1842. Of the letters, thirty-five have never previously been published and nine have appeared only in part. They throw significant light on the life and character of Brown, particularly in the years 1827-29 and 1830-36 which are otherwise thinly documented, and on the closest and most enduring friendship in the Keats Circle.