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Bright Stars: John Keats, Barry Cornwall and Romantic Literary Culture

Richard Marggraf Turley

Abstract

If we could ask a Romantic reader of new poetry in 1820 to identify the most celebrated poet of the day after Byron, the chances are that he or she would reply with the name of ‘Barry Cornwall’. Solicitor, dandy and pugilist, Cornwall — pseudonym of Bryan Waller Procter (1787–1874) — published his first poems in the Literary Gazette in late 1817. By February 1820, under the tutelage of Keats's mentor, Leigh Hunt, Cornwall had produced three volumes of verse. Marcian Colonna sold 700 copies in a single morning, a figure exceeding Keats's lifetime sales. Hazlitt's suppressed anthology, Select Br ... More

Keywords: Byron, Leigh Hunt, Marcian Colonna, Hazlitt, Southey, Lamb, Shelley, Edinburgh Magazine, London Magazine, celebrity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9781846312113
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846315145

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Marggraf Turley, author