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Literary responses Anna Eliza Bray
The novel's treatment of religious tension at a time when the English public was debating Catholic Emancipation proved extremely scandalous. As a result, AEB became the target of much anger.
Mudge, Bradford Keyes, editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 116. Gale Research.
116: 52
Bray, Anna Eliza. Autobiography of Anna Eliza Bray. Editor Kempe, John A., Chapman and Hall.
The Athenæum...
Material Conditions of Writing Catherine Gore
In The Tuileries, a Tale, published as by the author of Hungarian Tales, Romances of Real Life, &c &c., CG later said she had broken new ground historically. Published with Colburn and Bentley
Publishing Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan
Colburn instigated this book and the travelling necessary to produce it, and paid £2,000 for it.
Campbell, Mary. Lady Morgan: The Life and Times of Sydney Owenson. Pandora.
It was simultaneously published in London and Paris.
Campbell, Mary. Lady Morgan: The Life and Times of Sydney Owenson. Pandora.
The Quarterly Review, mounting a vicious attack...
Publishing Sarah Harriet Burney
While struggling to finish this work, SHB called it my own eternal rubbish
Burney, Sarah Harriet. The Letters of Sarah Harriet Burney. Editor Clark, Lorna J., University of Georgia Press.
and my long plague.
Burney, Sarah Harriet. The Letters of Sarah Harriet Burney. Editor Clark, Lorna J., University of Georgia Press.
By October 1811 she felt she had her plot organised and almost all her allocations of...
Publishing Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan
Following her well-publicised battles first with Colburn and then with Saunders and Otley , Morgan got Thomas Moore to sound out John Murray about taking her on. She had a plan to follow her Life...
Publishing Sarah Harriet Burney
She wrote The Renunciation in Florence, and finished it by December 1832. The Hermitage, one-third written at Florence, was complete by January 1838.
Burney, Sarah Harriet. The Letters of Sarah Harriet Burney. Editor Clark, Lorna J., University of Georgia Press.
420n5, 419
Henry Crabb Robinson struck the deal with Colburn
Publishing Maria Elizabetha Jacson
Her great-nephew suggested that she wrote this book four years before it appeared. The first edition (with two coloured plates and plans for flowerbeds) mentioned her address (Somersal Hall) as well as her...
Publishing Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan
She returned to Colburn for this volume; the later ones which she planned never materialised. When Colburn died fifteen years later she recorded her regret that they had recently quarrelled, and had not parted friends...
Publishing Anna Brownell Jameson
This work, which somewhat uncomfortably mixes romance with travel narrative and cultural guide, was influenced by de Staël 's Corinne. Initially put out by a printer named Thomas at his own expense, it was...
Publishing Margaret Oliphant
Margaret Wilson (later MO ) published her first novel, Passages in the Life of Mrs. Margaret Maitland, of SunnysideWritten by Herself, in three volumes, with Colburn of London.
British Library Catalogue.
Athenæum. J. Lection.
1150 (1849): 1144
Publishing Margaret Oliphant
Margaret's brother Willie undertook to negotiate for her with London publishers.
Jay, Elisabeth. Mrs Oliphant: "A Fiction to Herself": A Literary Life. Clarendon Press.
Colburn accepted the novel with alacrity, and paid her £150, leaving her to walk along the street with delightful elation, thinking that, after...
Publishing Ouida
It had been serialized in Colburn 's New Monthly Magazine (then edited by William Harrison Ainsworth ) under the title Granville de Vigne from January 1861 to June 1863.
Allibone, S. Austin, editor. A Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and American Authors Living and Deceased. Gale Research.
Nadel, Ira Bruce, and William E. Fredeman, editors. Dictionary of Literary Biography 18. Gale Research.
18: 242
Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism. Gale Research.
43: 370
Cox, Michael, editor. The Oxford Chronology of English Literature. Oxford University Press.
With Ouida's...
Publishing Lady Charlotte Bury
Colburn paid £1,000 for the copyright.
Hildegarde of Bingen,. The Letters of Hildegard of Bingen. Translators Baird, Joseph L. and Radd K. Ehrman, Vol.
volume i
, Oxford University Press.
It was lavishly produced, with plates and portraits.
Publishing Lady Caroline Lamb
According to her own account, LCL wrote her notorious novel Glenarvon and sent it to press within one month, while articles of separation were being drawn up by her husband following her act of violence...
Publishing Catherine Crowe
The Adventures of a Beauty, the fourth novel by CC , was published in three volumes by 13 March 1852.
Athenæum. J. Lection.
1272 (1852): 297-98
It appeared after CC had transferred to a new publisher, Colburn and Co.


3 June 1829: Publisher Henry Colburn went into partnership...

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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...

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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.


Atkins, Anna. The Perils of Fashion. Colburn, 1852.
Bray, Anna Eliza. The Protestant. Colburn, 1828.
Crowe, Catherine. The Adventures of a Beauty. Colburn, 1852.
Davenport, Selina. The Sons of the Viscount and the Daughters of the Earl. Colburn, 1813.
Gore, Catherine. Memoirs of a Peeress; or, The Days of Fox. Editor Bury, Lady Charlotte, Colburn, 1837.
Hatton, Ann. Sicilian Mysteries. Colburn, 1812.
Hervey, Elizabeth. Amabel; or, Memoirs of A Woman of Fashion. Colburn, 1814.
Holcroft, Fanny. The Wife and the Lover. Colburn, 1813.
Goldschmidt, Meïr Aron. Jacob Bendixen. Translator Howitt, Mary, Colburn, 1852.
Howitt, William, and Mary Howitt. The Literature and Romance of Northern Europe. Colburn, 1852.
Jewsbury, Geraldine. Marian Withers. Colburn, 1851.
Oliphant, Margaret. Caleb Field: A Tale of the Puritans. Colburn, 1851.
Oliphant, Margaret. Merkland: A Story of Scottish Life. Colburn, 1851.
Oliphant, Margaret. Passages in the Life of Mrs. Margaret Maitland, of Sunnyside. Colburn, 1849.
Skene, Felicia. The Tutor’s Ward. Colburn, 1851, p. 2 vols.
Smythies, Harriet. The Matchmaker. Colburn, 1842.
Trollope, Frances. Mrs. Mathews; or, Family Mysteries. Colburn, 1851.
Trollope, Frances. Uncle Walter. Colburn, 1852.
Tytler, Sarah. The Kinnears. Colburn, 1852.