Jonathan Cape


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Anthologization Lucille Iremonger
LI 's fiction and essays appeared in many publications, both collections and periodicals. She figured in British as well as Caribbean anthologies: in Adventure and Discovery for Boys and Girls (a series published by Jonathan Cape
Anthologization Lilian Bowes Lyon
LBL 's poem Pastoral appeared in the London Mercury: it was collected in Cape 's The Best Poems of 1932 in the same year.
Dowson says Best Poetry, but that title was not...
Family and Intimate relationships Olivia Manning
As a very young woman OM began an affair with the charistmatic Hamish Miles (Edward Garnett 's assistant at the publishing firm of Jonathan Cape , and editor of a little magazine). He was...
Friends, Associates Lilian Bowes Lyon
Her friends included writers Laurens van der Post and William Plomer (who was also a reader for her publisher, Jonathan Cape ). They also included her housekeeper, Ellen Beckwith (with whom she put herself on...
Intertextuality and Influence Olivia Manning
Hamish Miles , an editor of the magazine, became her lover and an important career influence. Though he rejected the novel manuscript she first submitted to him at Cape (and refused point-blank to introduce her...
Literary responses Olivia Manning
Edward Garnett , the reader for Cape , thought he had not seen such an impressive novel as this second one since D. H. Lawrence 's The White Peacock. It was to discuss this...
Literary responses Dorothy Whipple
The reader's report for Cape spoke of her extraordinary sense of humour and remarkable powers of characterization.
Whipple, Dorothy. Random Commentary. Michael Joseph.
Material Conditions of Writing E. H. Young
She began on this story as early as 1941 and went back to it after the Second World War, when she was already suffering from her last illness. She sent it to Jonathan Cape in...
Material Conditions of Writing Margaret Forster
MF 's next novel was written during the evenings while she worked as a teacher, which she found exhausting. It was, however, accepted by Jonathan Cape in spring 1963. Its acceptance brought her a £150...
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.
Publishing Stevie Smith
Two others were printed a week later, and a sixth, Freddy, which signalled the appearance of a new voice,
Spalding, Frances. Stevie Smith: A Critical Biography. Faber and Faber.
appeared on 11 January 1936. A reader for Jonathan Cape , Hamish Miles ...
Publishing Shena Mackay
Before Babies in Rhinestones appeared, SM completed a novel entitled A Bowl of Cherries, which reuses some parts of her unpublished The Firefly Motel. She submitted this, her first novel for over a...
Publishing George Orwell
He published the book with Gollancz after it was rejected by Cape and Faber . He chose his pseudonym from a list of names including P. S. Burton, Kenneth Miles, and H. Leis Allways. He...
Publishing Barbara Pym
After years of rejections, BP succeeded in publishing her first novel, Some Tame Gazelle, with Jonathan Cape .
The title has been said to be borrowed from Victorian author Thomas Haynes Bayly , who...
Publishing Mary Butts
This book, originally titled Alexander the Great, was completed in 1931, but MB had some difficulty getting it published. She sent her manuscript to T. S. Eliot at Faber and Faber , but he...


1921: Jonathan Cape publishing house was founded...

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Jonathan Cape publishing house was founded in London by Jonathan Cape and G. Wren Howard , who had met through the Medici Society .

1923: The Incredible Journey, a landmark novel...

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The Incredible Journey, a landmark novel about Australian aboriginal women, was published by Catherine Martin , as C. E. M. Martin, through Jonathan Cape .

11 November 1929: Ernest Hemingway's war novel A Farewell to...

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11 November 1929

Ernest Hemingway 's war novelA Farewell to Arms, about an American soldier on the Italian front, was advertised by Jonathan Cape as due to be published in London on Remembrance Day, six weeks...


Amis, Martin. Experience. Jonathan Cape, 2000.
Barker, Ernest, and Naomi Mitchison. “Preface”. The Conquered, Jonathan Cape, 1954.
Beauvoir, Simone de. The Second Sex. Translator Parshley, H. M., Jonathan Cape, 1953.
Bennett, Dorothy Cheston. Arnold Bennett: A Portrait done at Home. Jonathan Cape, 1935.
Bowen, Elizabeth. A Day in the Dark and Other Stories. Jonathan Cape.
Bowen, Elizabeth. The Demon Lover and Other Stories. Jonathan Cape.
Bowen, Elizabeth. The Last September. Jonathan Cape, 1948.
Bowes Lyon, Lilian. A Rough Walk Home, and Other Poems. Jonathan Cape, 1946.
Bowes Lyon, Lilian, and Cecil Day-Lewis. Collected Poems. Jonathan Cape, 1948.
Bowes Lyon, Lilian. Evening in Stepney, and Other Poems. Jonathan Cape, 1943.
Bowes Lyon, Lilian. The Buried Stream. Jonathan Cape, 1929.
Bowes Lyon, Lilian. The White Hare, and Other Poems. Jonathan Cape, 1934.
Bradley, Ian. The Call to Seriousness: The Evangelical Impact on the Victorians. Jonathan Cape, 1976.
Brookner, Anita. A Closed Eye. Jonathan Cape, 1991.
Brookner, Anita. A Family Romance. Jonathan Cape, 1993.
Brookner, Anita. A Friend from England. Jonathan Cape, 1987.
Brookner, Anita. A Misalliance. Jonathan Cape, 1986.
Brookner, Anita. A Private View. Jonathan Cape, 1994.
Brookner, Anita. A Start in Life. Jonathan Cape, 1981.
Brookner, Anita. Altered States. Jonathan Cape, 1996.
Brookner, Anita. Brief Lives. Jonathan Cape, 1990.
Brookner, Anita. Family and Friends. Jonathan Cape, 1985.
Brookner, Anita. Fraud. Jonathan Cape, 1992.
Brookner, Anita. Hotel du Lac. Jonathan Cape, 1984.
Brookner, Anita. Incidents in the Rue Laugier. Jonathan Cape, 1995.