Minerva Press, 1790 - 1821


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Dedications Eliza Parsons
EP issued another work through the Minerva Press : The Girl of the Mountains. A Novel, dedicated to Princess Sophia Matilda of Gloucester , a niece of the king and the daughter of a...
Dedications Isabella Kelly
IK 's Minerva Press novel Eva was advertised as just published. It was dedicated to the Duchess of Gloucester (wife of George III 's next-but-one brother, William Henry , unacknowledged by the royal family because...
Dedications Anna Maria Mackenzie
AMM 's Minerva novel Mysteries Elucidated, dedicated to the newly married Caroline, Princess of Wales, was advertised by the Minerva Press . The title-page merely listed some of the author's previous works, but...
Dedications Isabella Kelly
IK , as Catherine Harris, published with Minerva Press an epistolary novel, Edwardina, dedicated to Mrs Souter Johnston .
IK told the Royal Literary Fund she was the author of this novel.
Archives of the Royal Literary Fund, 1790-1918.
Dedications Barbara Hofland
BH published, with the Minerva Press , dedicated by permission to the queen , A Visit to London; or, Emily and her Friends. A Novel.
Critical Review. W. Simpkin and R. Marshall.
4th ser. 6 (1814): 104
Butts, Dennis. Mistress of our Tears, A Literary and Bibliographical Study of Barbara Hofland. Scolar Press.
Dedications Ann Hatton
AH , as Ann of Swansea, published with the Minerva PressConviction; or, She Is Innocent! A Novel, respectfully dedicated to an unnamed Friend (male).
Garside, Peter et al., editors. The English Novel 1770-1829. Oxford University Press.
2: 398
Dedications Anna Maria Mackenzie
AMM made her only use of a pseudonym, Ellen of Exeter, to publish another gothic Minerva Press novel, The Neapolitan, or The Test of Integrity, dedicated to the dramatist Richard Cumberland .
Garside, Peter et al., editors. The English Novel 1770-1829. Oxford University Press.
1: 684
Dedications Ann Hatton
AH published with Minerva , as Anne of Swansea, Secret Avengers; or, The Rock of Glotzden. A Romance, in four volumes, dedicated to the actress and author Catherine Smith .
Garside, Peter et al., editors. The English Novel 1770-1829. Oxford University Press.
2: 415
Dedications Regina Maria Roche
RMR dated a dedication to the second edition of The Vicar of Lansdowne, published by the Minerva Press .
McLeod, Deborah. The Minerva Press. University of Alberta.
Family and Intimate relationships Mary Robinson
MR 's daughter grew up to be a writer, and to publish two books under her own name as well as revising and editing work by MR . Hers are the gothic, epistolary Minerva novel...
Literary responses Elizabeth Hervey
The Critical Reviewread this pleasing and interesting story as an imitation of Burney 's Cecilia.If there is a fault, it suggested, it was the structural fault of raising and solving one difficulty...
Literary responses Mary Elizabeth Braddon
The Times did indeed review it, and using the extended metaphor of a hunt, pronounced it a good galloping novel . . . to be enjoyed rather than criticised,
Times. Times Publishing Company.
(18 November 1862): 4
and praised...
Author summary Regina Maria Roche
RMR had great success as a popular Irish novelist and leading Minerva Press author, using her own name and often listing her previous titles. She also published a couple of novellas, though most of the...
Author summary Eleanor Sleath
ES was a popular novelist who published six titles, mostly with the Minerva Press , in little more than a decade, having begun just before the close of the eighteenth century. She sometimes intersperses poetry...
Author summary Elizabeth Meeke
EM , who was not correctly identified until 2013, was unusually prolific among novelists (twenty-six titles), children's writers, and translators of the Romantic period. (She also compiled an anthology for children.) She issued through the...


By 1784: William Lane, who had been active in the...

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By 1784

William Lane , who had been active in the London book trade since 1763, was soliciting novels to publish.
McLeod, Deborah. The Minerva Press. University of Alberta.

1790: William Lane's publishing firm first took...

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William Lane 's publishing firm first took the name Minerva Press , in the same year that his Minerva Circulating Library (linked with his publishing activities) issued its first catalogue. This listed more than 10,000 titles.

By June 1797: The unidentified Mrs Carver published one...

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By June 1797

The unidentified Mrs Carver published one of her two novels this year with the Minerva Press : Elizabeth. The other is the distinctly gruesome The Horrors of Oakendale Abbey.


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