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George Routledge
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Born in Brampton, Cumbria
Born on 23rd of September 1812
Died on 13rd of December 1888

After moving from Cumberland to London Routledge traded as a bookseller from 1836, moving into publishing on his own account in 1843. His success mainly came from his innovative cheap reprint editions the Railway Library that included works by American writers like Washington Irving and Harriet Beecher-Stowe, and popular British authors such as Disraeli and Bulwer-Lytton.

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