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Travels into Print: Exploration, Writing, and Publishing with John Murray, 1773-1859

Innes M. Keighren, Charles W. J. Withers, and Bill Bell


The book examines the production of more than 200 books of exploration and travel in the period between James Cook’s voyages in the Pacific Ocean, and John Franklin’s sensational death on Arctic ice. It traces the journey of these texts from ‘in-the-field’ notebooks and manuscripts to final printed narratives. With reference to works of non-European travel and exploration published by John Murray—Britain’s leading literary house in the nineteenth century—the book explores how the ‘travels into print’ of these works involved complex negotiations between author and publisher, and required that a ... More

Keywords: authorship, book history, correspondence, exploration, geography, House of Murray, publishing, travel, travel writing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780226429533
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226233574.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Innes M. Keighren, author
Royal Holloway, University of London

Charles W. J. Withers, author

Bill Bell, author
Cardiff University