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Byron and John MurrayA Poet and His Publisher$
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Mary O'Connell

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781781381335

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781781381335.001.0001

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James Cawthorn and English Bards and Scotch Reviewers, John Murray and Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage

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Byron and John Murray
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Mary O’Connell

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781781381335.003.0003

This chapter provides a comprehensive account of how Byron became one of John Murray’s authors. It describes the crucial role played by Byron’s distant relation and self-appointed literary agent Robert Charles Dallas, and demonstrates the difficulty Byron faced in choosing whether to persist with the publication of satirical works with James Cawthorn, or to switch publishers and move to John Murray.

Keywords:   James Cawthorn, Byron, John Murray, Robert Charles Dallas, publishers

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