Smith, Elder and Co.


Connections Sort descending Author name Excerpt
Family and Intimate relationships Harriet Hamilton King
HHK was described by one observer as a delicate woman . . . noble-minded, red-haired and pre-Raphaelite-looking.
Howe, Mark Antony de Wolfe, editor. The Beacon Biographies of Eminent Americans. Small, Maynard.
One source suggests that her family was in all likelihood pleased to accept almost any husband for...
Friends, Associates Eliza Lynn Linton
People she met at the Laurences' house included Thornton Leigh Hunt (who, with his wife, lived at the Laurences'); Smith Williams , reader for Smith and Elder ; Robert Owen , socialist; Frank Stone ...
Friends, Associates Julia Kavanagh
Charlotte Brontë noted that while JK admired the work, she considered the Maniac Mrs Rochester to be shocking.
Blain, Virginia et al., editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford.
Wise, Thomas J., editor. The Brontës. Porcupine Press.
II: 173
The two women shared a mutual acquaintance in William Smith Williams , a reader...
Intertextuality and Influence Harriet Martineau
Charlotte Brontë 's publisher, Smith, Elder and Co. , rejected HM 's pro-Catholic novel entitled Oliver Weld, which Charlotte had persuaded her friend to write because of her admiration for Deerbrook.
Martineau, Harriet, and Gaby Weiner. Harriet Martineau’s Autobiography. Virago.
2: 382
Barker, Juliet. The Brontës. St Martin’s Press.
Intertextuality and Influence Hannah Mary Rathbone
The Athenæum noted that the first volume was printed and bound in seventeenth-century style so well that had we stumbled on it in some old library, we should have rejoiced over a newly discovered literary...
Literary responses Charlotte Brontë
Rigby also responded to the widespread speculation that Currer Bell was both a woman and a governess with the view that the book she deplores for an inexcusable coarseness of language and laxity of tone...
Material Conditions of Writing Julia Kavanagh
Two years before Nathalie appeared, JK had told Charlotte Brontë that Jane Eyrehad been to her a suggestive book. Reporting this, Brontë added, and I know that suggestive books are valuable to authors.
Wise, Thomas J., editor. The Brontës. Porcupine Press.
II: 182
Occupation Emily Brontë
Charlotte's account of EB 's response to her discovery of the Gondal poems, and the difficulty she had in persuading Emily to publish, suggests that Emily had no desire to become an author. Of the...
Other Life Event Charlotte Brontë
CB received her third proposal when James Taylor , the managing clerk of Smith, Elder, and Co. , asked her to marry him; she refused.
Barker, Juliet. The Brontës. St Martin’s Press.
Publishing Charlotte Dempster
CD 's two-volume novel Blue Roses; or, Helen Malinofska's Marriage (published as by the author of Véra) was the first to appear after she moved from the publishing firm of Smith, Elder, and Co.
Publishing Annie Tinsley
She sold the copyright of The Cruelest Wrong of All, which was published allusively as by the author of Margaret, to Smith, Elder ; they sold it on to Chapman and Hall ...
Publishing Charlotte Brontë
She started with Henry Colburn . After Anne and Emily had arranged with Newby for publication of their first novels, she approached a seventh publisher, Smith, Elder, and Co. .
The firm was the publisher...
Publishing Annie Tinsley
The copyright of this work had a history rather like that of The Cruelest Wrong of All. She sold this, too, to Smith, Elder , though for a limited period of seven years. She...
Publishing Eleanor Farjeon
EF 's first novel, The Romance of Christina, which she worked at obsessively as an escape from her poverty-pinched life at home during her young-adult years, was rejected, though in an encouraging way, by Smith Elder .
Farjeon, Annabel. Morning has Broken: A Biography of Eleanor Farjeon. Julia MacRae.
Publishing Charlotte Brontë
CB 's publisher, the London firm of Smith, Elder, and Co. , paid her £500 beyond their initial agreement of £100 for the hugely successful novel.
Gordon, Lyndall. Charlotte Brontë: A Passionate Life. Chatto and Windus.
Barker, Juliet. The Brontës. St Martin’s Press.
In 2003 a copy of the first...


November 1896: The Publishers Council objected to series...

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November 1896

The Publishers Council objected to series such as Popular New Novels, The Masterpiece Library, and the Review of Reviews, all of which published abridgements of popular novels and were edited by W. T. Stead .

1917: John Murray (publishers of Isabella Bird...

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John Murray (publishers of Isabella Bird and later Freya Stark ) took over Smith, Elder (publishers of Charlotte Brontë , Charlotte Chanter , and Queen Victoria ).


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