The Letters of John Murray to Lord Byron

The Letters of John Murray to Lord Byron
  • Engelstalig
  • 608 pagina's
  • illustrated edition
  • 9781846310690
  • juni 2007
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The foremost publisher of the Romantic period, John Murray was a crucial figure in the professional lives of the most important literary talents of his time—including Jane Austen, Walter Scott, and above all Lord Byron, with whom he shared an especially intimate working relationship. Never before published, and in fact rarely even seen, Murray’s letters to Byron are an exhilarating find and significantly increase both our knowledge of Byron and of nineteenth-century publishing.
The letters reveal a wealth of information about the composition of Byron’s works and their manner of publication. They show the extent to which Byron accepted Murray’s editorial revisions and how willing Murray was to publish other authors simply on Byron’s recommendation. Renowned Byron scholar Andrew Nicholson has edited this critical edition and his informative notes fill in Byron’s side of the conversation. Along the way Murray’s letters illuminate much about his relations with his other authors, as well as the vast circle of literati, scientists, travelers, and politicians who frequented his celebrated drawing room.

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Exemplary...its detail and proxility excelling even Nabokov's famous commentary on Pushkin ... The loving battle between these equal monsters is vividly detailed. The annotations make a biography of Byron in themselves - and not only of Byron. The editor's minuteness throws up scores of fascinating characters, such as Napoleon's brother Lucien whose epic poem Charlemagne was - of course - published by Murray. Indeed, the notes are more interesting than the text. A treasure trove of fresh insight into Byron and his publisher John Murray. This is a work to which scholars of the Romantic period will refer from the moment it is published, and one whose scholarship will survive for decades. In the literary and cultural sense, a treasure trove. Wholly original and very impressive in its scope... There is no doubt whatsoever that all Byronists would read this volume, admire and learn from the work that has goneinto it, and be modified in their views by what they read here. The loving battle between these equal monsters is vividly detailed. The annotations make a biography of Byron in themselves - and not only of Byron. The editor's minuteness throws up scores of fascinating characters, such as Napoleon's brother Lucien whose epic poem Charlemagne was - of course - published by Murray. Indeed, the notes are more interesting than the text. Nicholas has done his best to piece together what might have occurred. At a stroke, Nicolson's towering act of scholarship has rendered all existing biographies of Byron obsolete.

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Auteur
Andrew Nicholson
Redactie
Andrew Nicholson
Taal
Engels
Oorspronkelijke titel
The Letters of John Murray to Lord Byron
Afmetingen
0x0x0 mm
Gewicht
1,10 kg
Verschijningsdatum
juni 2007
Druk
1
ISBN10
1846310695
ISBN13
9781846310690

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