determined to become a poet from an early age. Edward Moxon
published his first collection, Poems, in 1844. His father's financial ruin led him also to undertake more lucrative work as an essayist...
She had started it on her previous birthday, 12 June 1838. John Murray
had solicited a novel from her—which would have been the first his firm
had published since Scott
—only to reject it when...