Liveright, Horace

Liveright, Horace (Brisbin)

(1886–1933) publisher; born in Osceola Mills, Pa. In 1917, with Albert Boni, he launched the profitable Modern Library series of reprinted classics, sold in 1925 to Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer. Liveright also published original titles, with widely varying results; he was financially ruined by the 1929 stock market crash.
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