Byron and John Murray
A Poet and His Publisher
Mary O'Connell has taught in the School of English at University College Cork, and was previously Leverhulme Visiting Fellow to St. Andrews University.
Acknowledgements Introduction 1. John Murray I and II 2. ‘Lord Byron turns pro’ 3. Janus-Faced: James Cawthorn and English Bards and Scotch Reviewers, John Murray and Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage 4. ‘…and found myself famous’ 5. ‘I have written too much’ 6. John Murray and ‘the Demon of Silence’: Byron in Exile 7. ‘A book without a bookseller’ Conclusion Bibliography Index
O’Connell neatly explores the demands that the publishing market placed on both Murray and Byron....Byron and John Murray is as much a contribution to studies of sociability, the nineteenth-century publishing world, and the bookselling market place, as it is to accounts of Byron and Byronism. By bringing together reception history, private letters that were exposed to a public world, and Byron’s literary works themselves, this book enhances our understanding of the changing literary landscapes of the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Charlotte May The BARS Review, No. 48
A substantial and enduring contribution to Byron studies and, more broadly, to literary history and publishing history.
Interesting, original, well-researched, and important ... a natural companion to The Letters of John Murray to Lord Byron.
University of Liverpool
Size: 239 x 163 mm
Publication: January 5, 2015
Series: Liverpool English Texts and Studies 64