Richard Bentley and Son


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Intertextuality and Influence Rhoda Broughton
RB 's satire here embraces the publishing industry and its pandering to readers' tastes. Emma's cousin Lesbia is apparently representative of a particular type of circulating-library reader; much to Emma's mortification, she likes Miching Mallecho...
Intertextuality and Influence Gertrude Bell
She wrote the original part of manuscript for pleasure, but had to add six chapters to it to bring it to book-length, urged on by her parents (who wanted to distract her after the death...
Intertextuality and Influence Susanna Moodie
Richard Bentley published SM 's Mark Hurdlestone, the Gold Worshipper, a novel grounded in Gothic and romantic traditions which fared best in the United States.
Gray, Charlotte. Sisters in the Wilderness: The Lives of Susanna Moodie and Catharine Parr Traill. Viking, 1999.
Milner, Nina. “Susanna Moodie (1803-1885)”. Canadian Poetry Archive: National Library of Canada.
Peterman, Michael. Susanna Moodie: A Life. ECW Press, 1999.
The Athenaeum Index of Reviews and Reviewers: 1830-1870.
1316 (15 January 1853): 73-4
Literary responses Anne Mozley
George Eliot not only praised this review in a letter, but also instructed her publisher to send a copy of her next novel, The Mill on the Floss, to Bentley's expressly so that it...
Literary responses Margaret Oliphant
These novels did badly; at least one made a loss for the publisher, Bentley .
Pettit, Clare. “‘Every man for himself, and God for us all!’ Mrs Oliphant, Self-help, and Industrial Success Literature in John Drayton and The Melvilles”. Women’s Writing, No. 2, pp. 163 - 79.
Literary responses Ouida
Editorial reader Geraldine Jewsbury , commissioned by RichardBentley to report on this novel at its manuscript stage, wrote scathingly (on 29 December 1865) that it was not a story that will do any man...
Literary responses Rhoda Broughton
For Geraldine Jewsbury (who had originally read the manuscript of Not Wisely, but Too Well for Bentley's ), the anonymous author's gender was supposedly self-evident: That the author is not a young woman, but a...
Material Conditions of Writing Susanna Moodie
Responding to her publisher's request for more material to feed a market hungry for her work, SM quickly assembled Life in the Clearings versus the Bush.
Gray, Charlotte. Sisters in the Wilderness: The Lives of Susanna Moodie and Catharine Parr Traill. Viking, 1999.
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The Athenaeum Index of Reviews and Reviewers: 1830-1870.
1348 (27 August 1853): 1012-3
Occupation Geraldine Jewsbury
After establishing herself as a serious writer of fiction and periodical articles, GJ also proved her abilities as a critic. In addition to reading for important publishers such as Bentley & Sons from 1858 to...
Occupation Catherine Maria Grey
From what little is known, CMG became a silver-fork novelist who signed most of her own contracts. (Her husband signed her first contract with Richard Bentley , but she signed the second.) She began writing...
Author summary Geraldine Jewsbury
During her life, Geraldine Jewsbury wrote six novels and two books for children. Widely published in Victorian periodicals, she was a respected reviewer, editor, and translator. Her periodical publications ranged from theatre reviews, short fiction...
Publishing Mary Linskill
She worked on this novel through a recurrence of ill health: sleeplessness, neuralgia, and a failure of vitality. She dedicated it to Hyacinthe, Lady Dalby , who had supplied the material for A Garland of...
Publishing Susanna Moodie
Spurred on by the need to make money, SM published four novels in three years, aiming to provide her audience with an easy read. The financial arrangement with her publisher Richard Bentley meant that she...
Publishing Marie Corelli
Despite his readers having refused to recommend its publication, George BentleyRichard Bentley and Son decided to print MC 's first novel. He suggested a change in the title, on grounds that its original title, Lifted Up, was...
Publishing Annie Tinsley
It was published also in New York. Charles Reade , who was himself at law with Bentley , later persuaded her to change publishers.
Peet, Henry. Mrs. Charles Tinsley, Novelist and Poet. Butler and Tanner, 1930.


3 June 1829
Publisher Henry Colburn went into partnership with Richard Bentley (1794 - ­1871) (who, in order to do this, had just dissolved the partnership between himself and his brother Samuel Bentley as printers).
1 September 1832
The two-year-old firm of Colburn and Bentley was dissolved when Bentley bought Colburn out, amid considerable ill-feeling apparently caused by Colburn's shady financial practices.
December 1865
Alexander Strahan launched The Argosy, a monthly literary and travel magazine, with Isa Craig as its first editor, and Charles Reade 's Griffith Gaunt as its lead serial.
By 12 September 1885
As the author of My Heart and I, Elinor Huddart published through Remington and Company her novelCommonplace Sinners, which another publisher, Bentley , had rejected as immoral.
The publishing firm of Richard Bentley and Son , dating from 1 September 1832, was sold for eight thousand pounds to Macmillan .