Grant Richards (London, UK)

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Franklin Thomas Grant Richards (21 October 1872 – 24 February 1948) was a British publisher and writer. After creating his own publishing firm at the age of just 24 years old, he launched The World's Classics series (still published by Oxford University Press as Oxford World's Classics) and published such as George Bernard Shaw, A. E. Housman, Samuel Butler and James Joyce. He made "a significant impact on the publishing business of the early twentieth century".

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