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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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‘… and found myself famous’

‘… and found myself famous’

(p.84) Chapter Four ‘… and found myself famous’
Byron and John Murray

Mary O’Connell

Liverpool University Press

This chapter describes John Murray’s publication strategy for Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage and discusses the initial tumult of success and fame which greeted the appearance of the first two cantos of the poem. This is followed by an analysis of the opening cantos of Childe Harold which highlights the extent to which Byron dwells on the fear of being forgotten.

Keywords:   fame, Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, John Murray, Byron, cantos

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