Description There was good reason for Hunt to dedicate his poem to Byron. For one thing, Byron
helped him secure John Murray as a publisher--and for another, the name "Byron"
attached to almost any publication, regardless of quality, was an excellent sales
tool. Rimini, with its bodice-ripping apparatus, would probably have sold reasonably
well even without the dedication. Murray was repelled by Hunt, regarding him as a
money-grubber with unacceptably liberal politics.