Viking Press


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Publishing Penelope Mortimer
Viking published PM 's biography, Queen Elizabeth : A Life of the Queen Mother, after Macmillan , which had originally commissioned the book, refused it after all.
Blackwell’s Online Bookshop.,
Gordon, Giles. “Obituary: Penelope Mortimer”. Guardian Weekly, p. 26.
Publishing Valentine Ackland
VA 's account at her publisher Viking Press was always overdrawn because she ordered innumerable copies of the book for her family and friends.
Harman, Claire. Sylvia Townsend Warner: A Biography. Chatto and Windus, 1989.
Publishing Iris Murdoch
She finished her second draft on 28 March 1953, convinced at this point that it was romantic, sentimental, and bad, and gave it to Elias Canetti to read. It was submitted to two successive publishers,...
Publishing Pat Barker
In an author's note, PB explains that fact and fiction are interwoven in this book, and lists her most important sources.
Barker, Pat. Regeneration. Viking-Penguin, 1991.
With it she left Virago for Viking-Penguin . At this time, she says,...
Publishing Tillie Olsen
She returned to the novel in the 1960s (heartened by the publication of her short-story volume) with a different slate of potential publishers. She wriggled out of her commitment to Viking (to their indignation) and...
Publishing Elizabeth Bishop
EB began submitting the manuscript of a first collection of poems in 1939, only to have it summarily rejected in turn by Random House , Viking , and Simon and Schuster . Harcourt Brace offered...
Publishing Tillie Olsen
In the early 1950s TO submitted stories, mostly about family life (in such unacceptable manifestations as a husband's death, a woman's desire, a retarded son), to the Ladies' Home Journal, which seems not...
Publishing Rumer Godden
It was begun in postwar London and finished at Arundel.
Godden, Rumer. A House with Four Rooms. Macmillan, 1989.
It was the last novel owed to Little Brown under RG 's contract with them; after it, she says, Viking Presshad taken...
Publishing Muriel Spark
The special copies, produced jointly with Observer Books , featured an original etching by Michael Ayrton . The US edition was by Viking (as were those of MS 's next few books); she had broken...
Publishing Rumer Godden
This novel also was written at Pollards in Buckinghamshire. RG consulted the Chairman and Clerk of London's Metropolitan Juvenile Courts , a police inspector of Bow Street , the Governors and Secretary of the...
Publishing Christina Stead
This was a novel about her former boyfriend Keith Duncan . It began in the early 1930s as The Young Man Will Go Far then became The Travelling Scholar before acquiring its final title.
Rowley, Hazel. Christina Stead: A Biography. Secker and Warburg, 1995.
Publishing Nadine Gordimer
NG 's novel A Guest of Honour appeared from Viking Press in New York. The London edition followed next year from Cape , who now succeeded to Gollancz as Gordimer's English publisher.
“Bowker’s Global Books in Print”.
British Library Catalogue.,
Publishing Zora Neale Hurston
The book was edited by Deborah G. Plant and included a foreword by Alice Walker . In Britain it was titled Barracoon: The Story of the Last Slave. Kossula, then aged nineteen, lived through...
Publishing Elizabeth Taylor
Knopf had serious reservations about this novel, and in January 1953 ET broke with them and went to Viking instead, on the advice of Peter Davies .
Beauman, Nicola. The Other Elizabeth Taylor. Persephone Books, 2009.
Publishing Elizabeth Jolley
After the first two Vera novels (this and Cabin Fever, 1990) EJ was urged by her publishers at Viking to write a third novel to form a trilogy. The result was The Georges' Wife, 1993.


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Arendt, Hannah. Between Past and Future. Viking Press, 1961.
Arendt, Hannah. Eichmann in Jerusalem. Viking Press, 1963.
Arendt, Hannah. On Revolution. Viking Press, 1963.
Gordimer, Nadine. A Guest of Honour. Viking Press, 1970.
West, Rebecca. “Bibliography”. Rebecca West: A Celebration, edited by Samuel Hynes, Viking Press, 1977, pp. 761-6.
Lawrence, D. H. The Letters of D. H. Lawrence. Viking Press, 1932.
Rosebury, Theodor. Microbes and Morals: The Strange Story of Venereal Disease. Viking Press, 1971.
Smith, Dodie, Janet Grahame-Johnstone, and Anne Grahame-Johnstone. The Hundred and One Dalmatians. Viking Press, 1956.
West, Rebecca. Black Lamb and Grey Falcon. Viking Press, 1945.
West, Rebecca. The New Meaning of Treason. Viking Press, 1964.