Victor Gollancz

Standard Name: Gollancz, Victor


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Anthologization Maude Royden
MR contributed two essays entitled The Woman's Movement of the Future and Modern Love to Victor Gollancz 's collection The Making of Women: Oxford Essays in Feminism.
Royden, Maude. “The Woman’s Movement of the Future”. The Making of Women: Oxford Essays in Feminism, edited by Victor Gollancz, George Allen and Unwin, 1917, pp. 128 - 46.
title-page and prelims
Fletcher, Sheila. Maude Royden: A Life. Basil Blackwell, 1989.
Employer Elizabeth Jenkins
After the war EJ was poor enough to be glad to take up an offer from Victor Gollancz to read manuscripts submitted to the firm. In this capacity she was proud both of picking out...
Employer Evelyn Sharp
In 1929, feeling short of money, ES investigated several paid jobs to supplement her journalism. She worked for a while as a publisher's reader for Victor Gollancz .
John, Angela V. Evelyn Sharp: Rebel Woman, 1869–1955. Manchester University Press, 2009.
Family and Intimate relationships Nancy Mitford
Jessica , the sister who followed Unity in age, eloped in her teens with a still younger cousin who was off to fight in the Spanish Civil War. Nancy and her husband were despatched as...
Family and Intimate relationships Marghanita Laski
The political theorist Harold Laski was ML 's uncle. Laski, a professor at the London School of Economics, was the best-known socialist intellectual of his era. His books on the Second World War, the...
Friends, Associates Mary Gawthorpe
Friends, Associates Elizabeth Jenkins
In her day EJ knew most of the London literary world. She met Agatha Christie , whom she described as the most elegantly dressed elderly woman I have ever seen.
Jenkins, Elizabeth. The View from Downshire Hill. Michael Johnson, 2004.
She counted among her...
Friends, Associates Rose Macaulay
RM also regularly attended the gatherings of the Friday Hampstead Circle , presided over by Dorothy and Reeve Brooke and later by Sylvia and Robert Lynd . These gatherings were attended by RM 's friends...
Intertextuality and Influence Phyllis Bentley
PB published a second novel this year (and her fourth in all), entitled The Partnership; she was encouraged to write it by Victor Gollancz .
Johnson, George M., editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 191. Gale Research, 1998.
Bentley, Phyllis. "O Dreams, O Destinations". Gollancz, 1962.
Intertextuality and Influence Elizabeth Jenkins
EJ revised her draft at the suggestion of Victor Gollancz , making cuts which she felt depleted the feeling in the novel but which he felt strengthened it. It was not until she re-read part...
Literary responses Elizabeth Jenkins
The TLS reviewer thought this a novel of our times, a competent exposé of materistic living. However, it found the book's lively topicality to be marred by oversimplification: the Sugdens are too bad, the Lamberts...
Literary responses Naomi Mitchison
Stalwarts of the Labour Party (where NM 's husband had his career to think of) hated We Have Been Warned. Though NM had explicitly denied that she spoke for any political group whatever, an...
Literary responses Daphne Du Maurier
Book critic Ivor Brown of the New York Times Book Review commented on the academic neglect of DDM 's work in his review of The Parasites: When the academic professors of Literature in Our...
politics Valentine Ackland
With Warner, Ackland was a member of publisher Victor Gollancz 's Left Book Club . Her connection with the Left Review brought her into contact with intellectuals such as Edgell Rickword and his wife Johnnie
politics Eleanor Rathbone
Along with Victor Gollancz and others, she also founded the National Committee for Rescue from Nazi Terror .
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.


Victor Gollancz established his own publishing house at 14 Henrietta Street, London.
5 September 1935
Michael Joseph Limited was registered under the directorship of Joseph , Norman Collins , and Victor Gollancz , who also provided space at his publishing house at 14 Henrietta Street, London.
February 1936
The awesome trio
Laity, Paul. “The left’s ace of clubs”. Guardian Unlimited.
of political theorist Harold Laski , publisher Victor Gollancz , and writer and Labour MP John Strachey established the Left Book Club (LBC) .
17 February 1958
CND, or the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament , was founded at a public meeting in London; it held its first march that spring, at the Easter weekend.
8 February 1967
Victor Gollancz died, and his publishing firm was taken over by his daughter Livia .