John Murray


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Friends, Associates Freya Stark
Back from the Middle East, FS began to write about her experiences abroad: starting in November 1928, she published short pieces in Cornhill Magazine, then edited by Leonard Huxley . Through Huxley she met...
Intertextuality and Influence Freya Stark
The publication of both Seen in the Hadhramaut and A Winter in Arabia was delayed by disagreements between Stark and her publisher about her negative written treatment of prominent archaeologist Gertrude Caton-Thompson , with whom...
Literary responses Jane Austen
William Gifford , editor of the Quarterly Review and a regular reader and advisor on manuscripts for John Murray , first read Pride and Prejudice in November 1814 and reported it to be really a...
Literary responses Felicia Hemans
Appreciation of FH was slowly growing. Following on the positive responses from Scott and Byron , in October 1820John Taylor Coleridge in the influential Quarterly Review (published by John Murray , her own publisher)...
Literary responses Dorothy Whipple
A reader at Curtis Brown praised DW 's very shrewd and natural gift of depicting her middle-class characters, while Lord Gorell at John Murray wrote: Much her best work and the former was good.
Whipple, Dorothy. Random Commentary. Michael Joseph, 1966.
Literary responses Sarah Austin
Her translations of Ranke 's works were praised by Henry Hart Milman , Dean of St Paul's, and historian Thomas Babington Macaulay .
Stephen, Sir Leslie, and Sidney Lee, editors. The Dictionary of National Biography. Smith, Elder, 1908.
Macaulay's response to History of the Popes was: Of this translation we...
Literary responses Sarah Macnaughtan
The book's publisher, John Murray , praised it in an advertisement in the English Review: This book, written with the brightness and humour which characterizes Miss Macnaughtan's works, will strongly appeal to all who...
Material Conditions of Writing Elizabeth Rigby
The preface notes that the work was ready for publication in the Spring, but delayed by the publisher 's wish, on account of the agitated state of the political atmosphere.
Rigby, Elizabeth. Mrs. Grote. John Murray, 1880.
This presumably refers to...
Material Conditions of Writing George Paston
GP had discovered these letters—written by, among others, Elizabeth Pigot , Lady Caroline Lamb , Augusta Leigh , Lady Melbourne , Annabella Milbanke , Claire Clairmont , and the actresses Susan Boyce and Mrs Spencer...
Material Conditions of Writing Ann Bridge
Susan Lowndes (daughter of novelist Marie Belloc Lowndes and so grand-daughter of suffragist Bessie Rayner Parkes ) was an old friend of AB and was resident in Portugal with her Portuguese husband. The two of...
Publishing Anna Swanwick
She had made the first draft of these translations in 1835, to get over her loneliness after the marriage of her sister Mary. She revised them after her eight months in Berlin, and submitted...
Publishing Lady Caroline Lamb
According to her own account, LCL wrote her notorious novel Glenarvon and sent it to press within one month, while articles of separation were being drawn up by her husband following her act of violence...
Publishing Jane Austen
JA wrote of this novel, I can no more forget it, than a mother can forget her sucking child.
Honan, Park. Jane Austen: Her Life. Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1987.
She published it as a Lady: the only one issued this way, since later...
Publishing Louisa Anne Meredith
This book was one of Murray 's Home and Colonial Library series.
British Library Catalogue.
In the preface LAM explains that her motive for writing was to convey to her friends in England her impressions of the nature...
Publishing Elizabeth Rigby
The book's many illustrations were by her own hand. Publisher John Murray paid her £100 for the copyright. A second edition appeared with the title Letters from the Shores of the Baltic. This text...


By 16 October 1768
The long-lived publishing house of John Murray was founded, after John Murray I , born John McMurray, came south to London from Edinburgh; it survived until May 2002.
January 1783
The publishing house of John Murray launched The English Review of Literature, Science, Discoveries, Inventions, and Practical Controversies and Contests; with varying subtitles it ran until 1796.
Publisher John Murray in London began working with William Blackwood in Edinburgh.
Londoner Isabella Rushton Preston published anonymously, through John Murray , her Handbook of Familiar Quotations from English Authors. This became a leading source for the better-known, American Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 1855.
Shapiro, Fred R. “Anonymous was a Woman”. Yale Alumni Magazine.
John Murray (publishers of Isabella Bird and later Freya Stark ) took over Smith, Elder (publishers of Charlotte Brontë , Charlotte Chanter , and Queen Victoria ).
By 11 May 2002
John Murray , publishers of Austen and Byron among many others, and one of the few independent publishers remaining after rapid change in the industry, sold out to bookselling chain W. H. Smith .