J. M. Dent


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Literary responses Kate Greenaway
The first Almanack (for 1883, published in 1882) sold 90,000 copies in England, America, France and Germany.
Lundin, Anne. Victorian Horizons: The Reception of the Picture Books of Walter Crane, Randolph Caldecott, and Kate Greenaway. Scarecrow Press, Inc.
It was among Routledge's most important and bestselling titles.
Engen, Rodney. Kate Greenaway: A Biography. Macdonald Futura Publishers Limited.
The later almanacs proved to be equally...
Material Conditions of Writing Dorothy Richardson
DR began writing March Moonlight, the last segment of Pilgrimage, in 1938, before the publication of the first collected edition. However, she put it aside for various reasons, including the Second World War...
Publishing Ménie Muriel Dowie
It was published simultaneously in New York by J. P. Linnicott and in London by Methuen and Co. A second London edition appeared just a few months later in May, and the novel was reprinted...
Publishing Laura Riding
The great unpublished work of LR 's lifetime was a dictionary. Various groups of friends collaborated on the early phases of this project, first in Mallorca and then in London. Its ancestor was a modest...
Publishing Laura Riding
That change in life-course, however, put a lengthy stop to work on the dictionary. On 8 September 1942, by which time she was working on it with Schuyler Jackson and a new contract had been...
Publishing Githa Sowerby
GS published through J. M. Dent her first book of verse for children, The Wise Book, with illustrations by her sister Millicent Sowerby .
British Library Catalogue. http://explore.bl.uk/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?dscnt=0&tab=local_tab&dstmp=1489778087340&vid=BLVU1&mode=Basic&fromLo.
OCLC WorldCat. http://www.oclc.org/firstsearch/content/worldcat/. Accessed 1999.
TLS Centenary Archive Centenary Archive [1902-2012]. http://www.gale.com/c/the-times-literary-supplement-historical-archive.
249 (19 October 1906): 355
Publishing Noel Streatfeild
Commissioned by Mabel Carey , children's editor at J. M. Dent , NS produced the first, most famous of her children's books, Ballet Shoes. It reworks the central situation of her first adult book, The Whicharts.
Huse, Nancy. Noel Streatfeild. Twayne.
Wilson, Barbara Ker. Noel Streatfeild. Bodley Head.
Publishing Josephine Tey
Written in London in the early days of World War Two, which felt like the end of civilization, it had an all-male cast, and was published posthumously in 1953 among her collected plays. In 1955...
Publishing E. Nesbit
Biographer Julia Briggs believes that the original story was stimulated by EN 's writing about her own schooldays for the Girls' Own Paper.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. http://www.oxforddnb.com/.
The composite book of tales appeared in instalments in The Windsor...
Publishing Mary Wesley
In the same year that she published her first novel for adults, MW followed her first two children's books with a third, Haphazard House. Written after the death of her husband, and taking death...
Publishing Dorothy Richardson
In September 1934, she met S. S. Koteliansky , known as Kot to such friends and associates as Katherine Mansfield and John Middleton Murry , D. H. Lawrence , and Virginia and Leonard Woolf ...
Publishing Dorothy Richardson
Richard Church of Dent had written to DR in March 1936 to suggest publishing a collected edition of Pilgrimage, including her proposed twelfth volume, as the completed series. This upset and worried Richardson (who...
Publishing Dorothy Richardson
After reading volume twelve (Dimple Hill) in 1937, Richard Church was enthusiastic (he liked the novel better than Clear Horizon) and prepared to go ahead with publishing the collection. However, his plan...
Reception Dorothy Richardson
Her publisher Richard Church of Dent had organised a group of people, including novelist Hugh Walpole , to write on her behalf to Prime Minister Chamberlain . The pension allowed Richardson and her husband relief...
Textual Production Mabel Birchenough
MB published her final novel, Private Bobs and the New Recruit, through J. M. Dent .
Bassett, Troy J. At the Circulating Library: A Database of Victorian Fiction 1837-1901.


1888: J. M. Dent established J. M. Dent and Company...

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J. M. Dent established J. M. Dent and Company at 69 Great Eastern Street in London; the same year he began issuing the Temple Library, the first effort by a British publisher to...

1904: Publisher J. M. Dent began planning the Everyman's...

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Publisher J. M. Dent began planning the Everyman's Library series, reprints of classic texts (including biographies, treatises of all sorts, plays, poems, travel and adventure writing) with introductions by experts.Everyman

By 27 September 1905: Scientist Grace Chisholm Young published...

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By 27 September 1905

Scientist Grace Chisholm Young published the first of two scientific books co-authored with her husband, William Henry Young : The First Book of Geometry.

February 1906: Publisher J. M. Dent launched Everyman's...

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February 1906

Publisher J. M. Dent launched Everyman's Library, aiming to reprint 1,000 classic titles: the first year's 155 volumes included Æschylus , Shakespeare , Jane Austen practically complete,
Clair, Colin. A Chronology of Printing. Cassell.
and Lady Mary Wortley Montagu .


Baldwin, Louisa. The Shadow on the Blind, and Other Ghost Stories. J. M. Dent, 1895.
Bozman, Ernest Franklin, editor. Everyman’s Encyclopaedia. J. M. Dent, 1958.
Breen, Jennifer, editor. Women Romantic Poets, 1785-1832. J. M. Dent, 1992.
Donne, John. The Complete English Poems of John Donne. Editor Patrides, Constantinos A., J. M. Dent, 1985.
Dowie, Ménie Muriel. Gallia. Editor Small, Helen, J. M. Dent, 1995.
Gordon, Giles, editor. Modern Short Stories 2, 1940-1980. J. M. Dent, 1982.
Hazlitt, William. The Collected Works of William Hazlitt. Editor Howe, Percival Presland, J. M. Dent, 1930.
Lamb, Charles, and Mary Lamb. The Letters of Charles Lamb. Editor Lucas, Edward Verrall, J. M. Dent, 1935.
Lockhart, John Gibson, and William Mathie Parker. The Life of Sir Walter Scott. J. M. Dent, 1957.
Lynch, Hannah. Dr. Vermont’s Fantasy and Other Stories. J. M. Dent, 1896.
Lynch, Hannah. Jinny Blake. J. M. Dent, 1897.
Paris, Gaston. Mediæval French Literature. Translator Lynch, Hannah, J. M. Dent, 1903.
Lynch, Hannah. Toledo. The Story of an Old Spanish Capital. J. M. Dent, 1899.
Lyons, Paddy, and Fidelis Morgan, editors. Female Playwrights of the Restoration: Five Comedies. J. M. Dent, 1991.
Macmillan, Hugh. The Life Work of George Frederic Watts, R.A. J. M. Dent, 1906.
Mary, Baroness Warnock, editor. Women Philosophers. J. M. Dent, 1996.
George Gordon, sixth Baron Byron,. “Introduction”. Byron’s Poems, edited by Vivian de Sola Pinto, J. M. Dent, 1968, p. 1: v - xx.
Quiller-Couch, Sir Arthur Thomas, and Daphne Du Maurier. Castle Dor. J. M. Dent, 1962.
Robinson, Henry Crabb. Henry Crabb Robinson on Books and Their Writers. Editor Morley, Edith, J. M. Dent, 1938.
Schütze, Gladys Henrietta. Where Runs the River?. J. M. Dent, 1916.
Smedley, Constance, and Maxwell Armfield. Sylvia’s Travels. J. M. Dent, 1911.
Streatfeild, Noel. Ballet Shoes. J. M. Dent, 1936.
Streatfeild, Noel, and Steven Spurrier. The Circus is Coming. J. M. Dent, 1938.
Thomas, Dylan. Quite Early One Morning. J. M. Dent, 1954.
Thomas, Dylan. Twenty-Five Poems. J. M. Dent, 1936.