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Byron and John Murray: A Poet and His Publisher

Mary O'Connell

Abstract

Byron and John Murray: A Poet and His Publisher is the first comprehensive account of the relationship between Byron and the man who published his poetry for over ten years. It is commonly seen as a paradox of Byron’s literary career that the liberal poet was published by a conservative publishing house. It is less of a paradox when, as this book illustrates, we see John Murray as a competitive, innovative publisher who understood how to deal with his most famous author. The book begins by charting the early years of Murray’s success prior to the publication of Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, and ... More

Keywords: Byron, John Murray, Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, publishing, poetry, literary market

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781781381335
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781781381335.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mary O'Connell, author
University College Cork