Houghton Mifflin Company

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Material Conditions of Writing Carson McCullers
She began this novel under the title of The Mute while she was ill in bed at the end of 1936. In 1938 her outline won second prize in the Houghton Mifflin fiction contest, bringing...
Publishing Elizabeth Bishop
EB 's Poems: North & South—A Cold Spring was published [a]fter much wrangling with Houghton Mifflin . Although not called a collected poems, the volume brought together new poems (not as many as the...
Publishing Edith Somerville
Again ES illustrated this book herself. The Houghton Mifflin Company published both an edition of 1,500 copies selling at $2.50, and a limited autographed edition of 375 copies selling for six dollars.
Cummins, Geraldine. Dr. E. Œ. Somerville: A Biography. Andrew Dakers, 1952.
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In the...
Publishing Elizabeth Bishop
EB began submitting the manuscript of a first collection of poems in 1939, only to have it summarily rejected in turn by Random House , Viking , and Simon and Schuster . Harcourt Brace offered...
Publishing Phyllis Bottome
It was published by John Lane in London and by Houghton Mifflin Company in Boston and New York. Although PB had been interested in mental illness since childhood, the novel developed more directly from...
Publishing Willa Cather
This book too dated back to 1911, when WC produced two stories, Alexandra and The Bohemian Girl, which eventually became part of it.
Urgo, Joseph R., and Willa Cather. “Introduction. Willa Cather: A Brief Chronology. A Note on the Text”. My Ántonia, edited by Joseph R. Urgo and Joseph R. Urgo, Broadview Press, 2003, pp. 9 - 39.
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She now wrote, she later said, entirely for myself, and...
Publishing Willa Cather
On her travels in France in 1920 she had done research for this novel.
Urgo, Joseph R., and Willa Cather. “Introduction. Willa Cather: A Brief Chronology. A Note on the Text”. My Ántonia, edited by Joseph R. Urgo and Joseph R. Urgo, Broadview Press, 2003, pp. 9 - 39.
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It was her first book to be published with Knopf instead of with Houghton Mifflin .
Lindemann, Marilee, and Willa Cather. “Introduction, Chronology”. Alexander’s Bridge, edited by Marilee Lindemann and Marilee Lindemann, Oxford University Press, 1997, p. vii - xliv.
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It sold 30,000...
Publishing Kate Chopin
KC 's third collection of stories, A Vocation and Voice, featured works that had previously been published in a variety of places, including Vogue. The manuscript was rejected by publishers Houghton Mifflin in...
Publishing Julia Ward Howe
Serialization of JWH 's memoir Reminiscences: 1819-1899 began in the Atlantic Monthly. A book version with additional chapters was released by Houghton Mifflin the same year.
Tharp, Louise Hall. Three Saints and a Sinner. Little, Brown and Co., 1956.
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Publishing Carson McCullers
She began this novel during the extremely fertile year of 1939, under the title The Bride and Her Brother. She finished it in summer 1945, and declined an offer from Random House to publish...
Publishing Anne Sexton
Houghton Mifflin had accepted it on 19 May 1959, offering an advance of $200 against royalties. The manuscript was due at the printers on 1 August 1959, but Sexton held it up with last-minute changes....
Publishing Anne Sexton
She was well on in assembling this collection in mid-June 1965.
Middlebrook, Diane Wood. Anne Sexton: A Biography. Houghton Mifflin, 1991.
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She fought a battle with her US publisher, Houghton Mifflin , over a jacket she disliked, and secured instead the use of a...
Publishing Anne Sexton
AS felt pressed for money as she was writing these poetic narratives, thinking about the looming burden of college bills for her elder daughter. She worked on this book in conjunction with the next two...
Textual Production Anne Stevenson
AS 's life of Sylvia Plath , Bitter Fame, was published by Viking in London and Houghton Mifflin in Boston; even before it appeared it was immensely controversial.
Stevenson, Anne. Between the Iceberg and the Ship. University of Michigan Press, 1998.
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Textual Production Elizabeth Bishop
EB accumulated a remarkable roster of awards and prizes, from Houghton Mifflin 's first annual $1,000 Poetry Prize in 1944, through her $2,500 Guggenheim in April 1947 and a travel grant for $7,000 from the...

Timeline

1852
The US publisher Houghton Mifflin Company was founded by Henry Oscar Houghton as the printing firm of H. O. Houghton and Company .
2001
Alice Randall 's debut novel The Wind Done Gone, which retells Margaret Mitchell 's Gone With the Wind from a slave's perspective, was published by Houghton Mifflin .