Reviewers, one of whom was American poet Marianne Moore
, considered the book very handsome. Its publisher, Jackson
, took an increased interest in Richardson as a novelist even before this text came out, and...
Material Conditions of Writing
During the summer of 1919, DR
made various appeals to Curtis Brown
and Alfred Knopf
for money to live on, as she earned virtually nothing from the American editions of her previous books. She was...
The four shillings and sixpence an hour she earned in this job went to supplement her payment from Duckworth
of a little over seven pounds a week.
Taylor, Debbie. “Interview with Beryl Bainbridge”. Mslexia, Vol.
, pp. 14-16.
With her publishers, Duckworth
, in financial difficulties in 1989, exacerbated by embarking on misconceived and expensive publicity schemes, BB
often acted as go-between for Colin Haycraft
and his potential, competing backers Roger Shashoua
wrote three more travel novels over the course of her career: His Hour (October 1910, a romantic novel in which she recounts her experiences in Russia and at the Russian court), Letters from Spain...
When she finished the novel early in 1913, she showed it to Jack Beresford and a publisher. Neither of them was enthusiastic, so the manuscript was stored for some time. In January 1915, Beresford suggested...
Their financial situation became more dire during this year. Backwater brought in royalities amounting to less than Duckworth's advance, and Richardson also owed money to Curtis Brown
, the agent who negotiated her contracts with...
Eva Mary Bell
She dedicated it to G. H. B.
(her husband) and R. C. H.
, who must be either her father or her brother who bore the same name. The original publisher, Duckworth
, put out...
's epistolary novel Letters to Caroline in April 1914, after it had been serialised in Nash's Magazine.
The novel had been submitted to Duckworth
in the spring of 1918, but was rejected as too long (production costs had more than doubled as a result of the war). Chatto and Windus
Shortly after the publication of The Career of Katherine Bush, Duckworth
signed a contract with Jonathan Cape
to publish cheap editions of EG
's books. This contract greatly expanded her reading public, as well...
1912: Janet Dodge published her novel Tony Unregenerate...