‘More Praise than Profit’: Jane Austen’s dealings with John Murray | University of Oxford

‘More Praise than Profit’: Jane Austen’s dealings with John Murray

Speaker
Professor Kathryn Sutherland, Oxford University
Event date
Event time
13:00 - 13:45
Venue
The Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3BG
Venue details

The Weston lecture theatre, Blackwell Hall, main entrance on Broad Street

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
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Jane Austen worked with two publishers, Thomas Egerton and John Murray. If she herself was hailed as a new kind of novelist, they too moved into new territory in publishing her work—neither was a noted novel publisher. Why did Murray take a risk on Austen? What kind of risk did he take with her? And what can we discover of the relationship they forged with each other?