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A Publisher and His Friends

By Smiles, Samuel

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Title: A Publisher and His Friends  
Author: Smiles, Samuel
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Blackmask Online Collection
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Preface: When my Grandfather?s Memoirs were published, twenty years ago, they met with a most favourable and gratifying reception at the hands of the public. Interest was aroused by the struggle and success of a man who had few advantages at the outset save his own shrewd sense and generous nature, and who, moreover, was thrown on his own resources to fight the battle of life when he was little more than a child. The chief value of these volumes, however, consists in the fact that they supply an important, if not an indispensable, chapter in the literary history of England during the first half of the nineteenth century. Byron and Scott, Lockhart, Croker, George Borrow, Hallam, Canning, Gifford, Disraeli, Southey, Milman are but a few of the names occurring in these pages, the whole list of which it would be tedious to enumerate. It may be admitted that a pious desire to do justice to the memory of John Murray the Second??the Anax of Publishers,? as Byron called him?led to the inclusion in the original volumes of some material of minor importance which may now well be dispensed with. I find, however, that the work is still so often quoted and referred to that I have asked my friend Mr. Thomas Mackay to prepare a new edition for the press. I am convinced that the way in which he has discharged his task will commend itself to the reading public. He has condensed the whole, has corrected errors, and has rewritten certain passages in a more concise form.

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Table of Contents: A Publisher and His Friends, 1 -- Samuel Smiles, 1 -- Preface, 2 -- MEMOIRS OF JOHN MURRAY, 3 -- Chapter I. JOHN MACMURRAY OR MURRAY, 3 -- Chapter II. JOHN MURRAY (II.)?BEGINNING OF HIS PUBLISHING CAREER?ISAAC -- D'ISRAELI, ETC, 8 -- Chapter III. MURRAY AND CONSTABLE?HUNTER AND THE FORFARSHIRE -- LAIRDS?MARRIAGE OF JOHN MURRAY, 14 -- Chapter IV. ?MARMION??CONSTABLES AND BALLANTYNES?THE ?EDINBURGH -- REVIEW?, 20 -- Chapter V. ORIGIN OF THE ?QUARTERLY REVIEW?, 23 -- Chapter VI. THE ?QUARTERLY? LAUNCHED, 36 -- Chapter VII. CONSTABLE AND BALLANTYNE, 45 -- Chapter VIII. MURRAY AND GIFFORD?RUPTURE WITH -- CONSTABLE?PROSPERITY OF THE ?QUARTERLY?, 50 -- Chapter IX. LORD BYRON'S WORKS, 1811 TO 1814, 54 -- Chapter X. MR. MURRAY'S REMOVAL TO 50, ALBEMARLE STREET, 59 -- Chapter XI. MURRAY'S DRAWING?ROOM?BYRON AND SCOTT?WORKS -- PUBLISHED IN 1815, 67 -- Chapter XII. VARIOUS PUBLICATIONS?CHARLES MATURIN?S.T. -- COLERIDGE?LEIGH HUNT, 72 -- Chapter XIII. THOMAS CAMPBELL?JOHN CAM HOBHOUSE?J.W. -- CROKER?JAMES HOGG, ETC, 80 -- Chapter XIV. LORD BYRON'S DEALINGS WITH MR. MURRAY?continued, 85 -- Chapter XV. LORD BYRON'S DEALINGS WITH MR. MURRAY?continued?THE -- DEATH OF ALLEGRA, ETC, 95 -- Chapter XVI. BYRON'S DEATH AND THE DESTRUCTION OF HIS MEMOIRS, 104 -- Chapter XVII. SCOTT'S NOVELS?BLACKWOOD AND MURRAY, 112 -- Chapter XVIII. ALLIANCE WITH BLACKWOOD?BLACKWOOD'S ?EDINBURGH -- MAGAZINE??TERMINATION OF PARTNERSHIP, 119 -- Chapter XIX. WORKS PUBLISHED IN 1817?18?CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.?, 124 -- Chapter XX. HALLAM BASIL HALL?CRABBE?HOPE?HORACE AND JAMES -- SMITH, 129 -- Chapter XXI. MEMOIRS OF LADY HERVEY AND HORACE -- WALPOLE?BELZONI?MILMAN?SOUTHEY ?MRS. RUNDELL, ETC, 134 -- Chapter XXII. WASHINGTON IRVING?UGO FOSCOLO?LADY CAROLINE -- LAMB??HAJJI BABA??MRS. MARKHAM'S HISTORIES, 144 -- Chapter XXIII. GIFFORD'S RETIREMENT FROM THE EDITORSHIP OF THE -- ?QUARTERLY??AND DEATH, 151 -- Chapter XXIV. THE ?REPRESENTATIVE?, 155 -- Chapter XXV. MR. LOCKHART AS EDITOR OF THE -- ?QUARTERLY??HALLAM?WORDSWORTH?DEATH OF CONSTABLE, 171 -- Chapter XXVI. SIR WALTER'S LAST YEARS, 177 -- Chapter XXVII. NAPIER'S ?PENINSULAR WAR??CHOKER'S ?BOSWELL???THE -- FAMILY LIBRARY, ? ETC, 184 -- Chapter XXVIII. MOORE'S ?LIFE OF BYRON?, 190 -- Chapter XXIX. BENJAMIN DISRAELI?THOMAS CARLYLE?AND OTHERS, 196 -- A Publisher and His Friends -- i

 

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