23 March, 2014
Don't miss this wonderful evening talk at Chawton House Library, an Elizabethan manor and the home of a truly unique collection of women's writing.
This lecture, taken by Professor Christine Kenyon Jones (King's College London), will compare and contrast the relationships of Lord Byron and Jane Austen with their publisher John Murray. Dr. Kenyon Jones will discuss how Murray deployed his charm with these two very different authors, while in both cases being rather less than open in his financial dealings with them. She will explore how issues of class affected both relationships, with Byron's rather precariously-achieved aristocracy and Austen's hard-held gentility playing off against Murray's status as tradesman, professional and gentleman; expert, adviser and business partner; servant, colleague and friend.
If you would like to book tickets to the event please visit the Chawton House Library website