By Lawrence Crutcher • Hardcover • 7 x 10 • 372 pages • Full color
Keats descendant Lawrence M. Crutcher has researched and written about every known member of the extended family of the poet John Keats, stretching from Keats' great-grandparents down through the ninth generation issue of his siblings and cousins. The family includes numerous writers, business and professional people, as well as a few reprobates.
Crutcher's search for a repeat of the poet's genius failed, nevertheless a fascinating picture of the extended family—mostly in America, but stretching from Spain to Australia—emerged. Nearly 100 illustrations are included, with an extensive bibliography and listing of research sources, as well as a comprehensive index.
The book will serve as a reference for generations to come.