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Intertextuality and Influence Jane Austen
The major novels have been repeatedly dramatised and filmed; the BBC has had great success with videos and DVDs of all six. They and the unfinished novels have been almost equally material for sequels, prequels...
Intertextuality and Influence Helen Bannerman
One result of the offence given by Little Black Sambo has been a series of recastings designed to censor its unacceptable aspects. Fred Marcellino produced new illustrations for an edition published by HarperCollins in New...
Literary responses Edna St Vincent Millay
Her editor Eugene Saxton wrote that the staff at Harper were much moved by the emotional quality of the poems.
Milford, Nancy. Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay. Random House.
Peter Monro Jack in the New York Times Book Review reminded readers that Milton
Publishing Isabella Neil Harwood
This book was published in New York at the same time by Harper and Brothers .
OCLC WorldCat. http://www.oclc.org/firstsearch/content/worldcat/. Accessed 1999.
Publishing Agatha Christie
She had sent the manuscript to Collins , who discouragingly judged that the central character was undesirable.
Morgan, Janet. Agatha Christie: A Biography. Collins, http://Rutherford HSS.
She then asked her literary agent, Edmund Cork , to search for another publisher. Heinemann signed...
Publishing Nina Bawden
George Hardinge was NB 's first editor. She stayed with him as he moved from Collins , to Longman , and then to Macmillan . After his retirement, she moved to Gollancz (which had already...
Publishing Agatha Christie
AC said her publisher, Collins , was suspicious and disapproving of this project, because of its remoteness from the genre she had made her own.
Sanders, Dennis, and Len Lovallo. The Agatha Christie Companion. Delacorte.
Publishing Edna St Vincent Millay
The title of A Few Figs from Thistles is a mischievous reversal of Christ 's rhetorical question: Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
“The Bible, King James Version: Old and New Testaments, with the Apocrypha, 1611”. University of Virginia Library: Electronic Text Center, Printed by Robert Barker.
Publishing Sybille Bedford
She mentions a total of three novels finished, typed, re-typed (by myself), sent the round of publishers in London and New York . . . rejected. Rightly. They were not good enough. For me it...
Publishing Margaret Oliphant
A family friend, Dr David Macbeth Moir , introduced MO to William Blackwood .
Jay, Elisabeth. Mrs Oliphant: "A Fiction to Herself": A Literary Life. Clarendon Press.
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She submitted this story trembling . . . scarcely expecting to be admitted to the honours of the Magazine...
Publishing P. L. Travers
The book was first published in London by Collins , followed in 1989 by an American edition published by Delacorte Press .
OCLC WorldCat. http://www.oclc.org/firstsearch/content/worldcat/. Accessed 1999.
Publishing Edna St Vincent Millay
This was published by Harper in three distinct editions: the trade edition priced at two dollars, a limited edition of 500 autographed and numbered copies at fifteen dollars (for which Millay apparently refused the title...
Publishing Antoinette Brown Blackwell
Hoping that fiction would be more successful than another book on metaphysics, ABB stepped away from philosophy and theology to try her hand at storytelling. Originally she submitted the novel to the literary magazine Harper's...
Publishing George Orwell
GO completed his well-known satirical fable, Animal Farm, which was rejected for publication by Gollancz , Cape , Collins , and Faber (in the person of T. S. Eliot ).
Meyers, Jeffrey. A Reader’s Guide to George Orwell. Littlefield, Adams.
“Contemporary Authors”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Centre-LRC.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. http://www.oxforddnb.com/.
Publishing Alison Uttley
Later, however, Collins took Little Grey Rabbit on, and AU 's happy partnership with William Collins was launched with Squirrel Goes Skating, 1934. It continued through Little Grey Rabbit's Party, 1936; The Knot...


1875: Elizabeth Stone (the one who wrote as Sutherland...

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Elizabeth Stone (the one who wrote as Sutherland Menzies) issued a History of France for Junior Classes.

1876: Elizabeth Stone, under the pseudonym of Sutherland...

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Elizabeth Stone , under the pseudonym of Sutherland Menzies, published a volume in Collins 's School Series, entitled History of Germany for Junior Classes.

1877: The Elizabeth Stone who published as Sutherland...

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The Elizabeth Stone who published as Sutherland Menzies issued under her pseudonym a two history books this year in the CollinsSchool Series.

29 December 1940: St Paul's Cathedral in London survived an...

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29 December 1940

St Paul's Cathedral in London survived an air raid that destroyed almost all the buildings around it; a photograph of the dome standing amidst flames and billowing smoke became an emblem of the courage of...

1963: Collins published Patricia Moyes's detective...

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Collins published Patricia Moyes 's detectivenovelMurder à la mode, which takes place amid the fashion industry, for its Crime Club .

January 1974: Collins published The Property of a Gentleman,...

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January 1974

Collins published The Property of a Gentleman, a novel by Catherine Gaskin .

1983: The title of Maggie Ross's novel Milena,...

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The title of Maggie Ross 's novelMilena, published by Collins , refers to Kafka 's mistress Milena Jesenská .

23 September 2010: The British edition appeared of US author...

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23 September 2010

The British edition appeared of US author Jonathan Franzen 's latest novel, Freedom. Within a couple of weeks the edition had to be pulped.
Brown, Derek. “Week in Britain. A mistake of genius”. Guardian Weekly, p. 16.

14 July 2015: Harper Lee's first-written but rejected novel,...

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14 July 2015

Harper Lee 's first-written but rejected novel, Go Set a Watchman, reached print from HarperCollins . It is set later in the lives of characters in her wildly successful and so far only novel,...


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