Richard Bentley and Son


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Intertextuality and Influence Susanna Moodie
Richard Bentley published SM 's Mark Hurdlestone, the Gold Worshipper, a novel grounded in Gothic and romantic traditions which fared best in the United States.
Gray, Charlotte. Sisters in the Wilderness: The Lives of Susanna Moodie and Catharine Parr Traill. Viking, 1999.
Milner, Nina. “Susanna Moodie (1803-1885)”. Canadian Poetry Archive: National Library of Canada.
Peterman, Michael. Susanna Moodie: A Life. ECW Press, 1999.
The Athenaeum Index of Reviews and Reviewers: 1830-1870.
1316 (15 January 1853): 73-4
Intertextuality and Influence Rhoda Broughton
RB 's satire here embraces the publishing industry and its pandering to readers' tastes. Emma's cousin Lesbia is apparently representative of a particular type of circulating-library reader; much to Emma's mortification, she likes Miching Mallecho...
Intertextuality and Influence Gertrude Bell
She wrote the original part of manuscript for pleasure, but had to add six chapters to it to bring it to book-length, urged on by her parents (who wanted to distract her after the death...
Literary responses Rhoda Broughton
For Geraldine Jewsbury (who had originally read the manuscript of Not Wisely, but Too Well for Bentley's ), the anonymous author's gender was supposedly self-evident: That the author is not a young woman, but a...
Literary responses Anne Mozley
George Eliot not only praised this review in a letter, but also instructed her publisher to send a copy of her next novel, The Mill on the Floss, to Bentley's expressly so that it...
Literary responses Margaret Oliphant
These novels did badly; at least one made a loss for the publisher, Bentley .
Pettit, Clare. “‘Every man for himself, and God for us all!’ Mrs Oliphant, Self-help, and Industrial Success Literature in John Drayton and The Melvilles”. Women’s Writing, No. 2, pp. 163 - 79.
Literary responses Ouida
Editorial reader Geraldine Jewsbury , commissioned by RichardBentley to report on this novel at its manuscript stage, wrote scathingly (on 29 December 1865) that it was not a story that will do any man...
Material Conditions of Writing Susanna Moodie
Responding to her publisher's request for more material to feed a market hungry for her work, SM quickly assembled Life in the Clearings versus the Bush.
Gray, Charlotte. Sisters in the Wilderness: The Lives of Susanna Moodie and Catharine Parr Traill. Viking, 1999.
221, 224
The Athenaeum Index of Reviews and Reviewers: 1830-1870.
1348 (27 August 1853): 1012-3
Occupation Catherine Maria Grey
From what little is known, CMG became a silver-fork novelist who signed most of her own contracts. (Her husband signed her first contract with Richard Bentley , but she signed the second.) She began writing...
Occupation Geraldine Jewsbury
After establishing herself as a serious writer of fiction and periodical articles, GJ also proved her abilities as a critic. In addition to reading for important publishers such as Bentley & Sons from 1858 to...
Author summary Geraldine Jewsbury
During her life, Geraldine Jewsbury wrote six novels and two books for children. Widely published in Victorian periodicals, she was a respected reviewer, editor, and translator. Her periodical publications ranged from theatre reviews, short fiction...
Publishing May Laffan
ML began her extensive correspondence with the firm of Macmillan , which, late in her career, took over from Richard Bentley as her British publisher.
Kahn, Helena Kelleher. Late Nineteenth-Century Ireland’s Political and Religious Controversies in the Fiction of May Laffan Hartley. ELT, 2005.
Publishing Rhoda Broughton
RB 's The Devil and the Deep Sea proved to be her last novel published with Macmillan (which had purchased Bentley's and acquired her copyrights in 1898).
Wood, Marilyn. Rhoda Broughton: Profile of a Novelist. Paul Watkins, 1993.
105, 105n2
Publishing Mary Cholmondeley
MC decided not to serialise Red Pottage, as she had her earlier novels. She insisted that to be fairly judged, the story must be read as a whole.
Crisp, Jane. Mary Cholmondeley, 1859-1925. Department of English, University of Queensland, 1981.
This was her second novel...
Publishing Catherine Maria Grey
CMG 's The Duke, her third novel, was published in three volumes as a result of her first contract with Richard Bentley (who was to publish just one more of her works).
John Bull.
(23 September 1839): 447
Spedding, Patrick. “The Many Mrs. Greys: Confusion and Lies about Elizabeth Caroline Grey, Catherine Maria Grey, Maria Georgina Grey, and Others”. The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, No. 3, pp. 299 -40.


3 June 1829
Publisher Henry Colburn went into partnership with Richard Bentley (1794 - ­1871) (who, in order to do this, had just dissolved the partnership between himself and his brother Samuel Bentley as printers).
1 September 1832
The two-year-old firm of Colburn and Bentley was dissolved when Bentley bought Colburn out, amid considerable ill-feeling apparently caused by Colburn's shady financial practices.
December 1865
Alexander Strahan launched The Argosy, a monthly literary and travel magazine, with Isa Craig as its first editor, and Charles Reade 's Griffith Gaunt as its lead serial.
By 12 September 1885
As the author of My Heart and I, Elinor Huddart published through Remington and Company her novelCommonplace Sinners, which another publisher, Bentley , had rejected as immoral.
The publishing firm of Richard Bentley and Son , dating from 1 September 1832, was sold for eight thousand pounds to Macmillan .