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 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...
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...
Author summary Henrietta Rouviere Mosse
HRM published about ten novels and a volume of short fiction with the Minerva Press and its successor during the early nineteenth century; writing at first for pleasure, then out of increasingly desperate financial need...
Author summary Ann Hatton
Besides her poems and opera librettos dating from the late eighteenth century, AH published with the Minerva Press fourteen novels or romances as Ann (or Anne) of Swansea, beginning in 1810. A highly intelligent though...
Author summary Selina Davenport
Although or because she was harrassed by poverty, SD published, between 1813 and 1834, eleven novels (mostly with the Minerva Press ) which the Feminist Companion calls effective if stereotyped,
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.
as well as mostly unidentified...


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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