Alexander Macmillan

Standard Name: Macmillan, Alexander


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Friends, Associates Dinah Mulock Craik
Their circle of friends included the critic and historian George Lillie Craik , Camilla Toulmin , John Westland Marston , Alexander Macmillan (the publisher), Charles Edward Mudie (founder of Mudie's Lending Library ), and the...
Friends, Associates Emily Hickey
On her first visit she stayed in the home of publisher Alexander Macmillan and was introduced to the wonders of London's literary society. Through him she met Louisa Brough and other leaders in the struggle...
Friends, Associates Annie Keary
For years AK 's dearest wish was to become a friend of Harriet Martineau , whose writing she immensely admired. Later, however, she began to feel there was something in Martineau's character or imagination that...
Friends, Associates Mary Augusta Ward
She met a number of important writers through her newspaper work. She associated with Alexander Macmillan , Sir George Grove , Edmund Gosse and his wife Ellen , John Morley , and her uncle Matthew Arnold
Intertextuality and Influence Mary Anne Barker
Back in London with her second husband in 1869, MAB embarked on a career in journalism, whose successful launch she attributed to the kindness of friends: George Grove , editor of Macmillan's Magazine (whom...
Intertextuality and Influence Mary Anne Barker
She was encouraged into book production by two friends in the trade who had also encouraged her journalism, Alexander Macmillan and George Grove . By 1877 this work had reached four editions besides reprints, and...
Publishing Mary Anne Barker
About twenty years after their spell of publishing MAB 's books for children to great acclaim, Macmillan , in the person of the son of her old friend Alexander Macmillan , rejected her 7,000-word manuscript...
Publishing Thomas Hardy
TH 's first novel, The Poor Man and the Lady, was rejected in turn by Macmillan (after reading by Alexander Macmillan and John Morley ), by Chapman and Hall (after reading by George Meredith
Publishing Emily Hickey
Soon after EH made the acquaintance of publisher Alexander Macmillan , she submitted to him a collection of her poetry. He declined to publish the work in its entirety but did publish some of the...
Publishing Annie Keary
Critic Gaye Tuchman with Nina E. Fortin uses Oldbury as an example of the impact a publisher could have on a writer's popularity, noting that because it appeared in volume form only, AKlost the...
Publishing Christina Rossetti
On her own initiative, CR in 1861 sent several short poems to Macmillan's Magazine. The editor, David Masson , accepted Up-hill and paid her a guinea for it. Thereafter, she published poems in this...
Textual Production Dinah Mulock Craik
Dinah Mulock was commissioned by Alexander Macmillan to edit an anthology of traditional fairy tales, The Fairy Book, which appeared in 1863.
Mitchell, Sally. Dinah Mulock Craik. Twayne.


February 1843: Daniel and Alexander Macmillan founded their...

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February 1843

Daniel and Alexander Macmillan founded their own publishing house in London.

1 November 1859: Alexander Macmillan began publishing Macmillan's...

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1 November 1859

Alexander Macmillan began publishing Macmillan's Magazine, the first major monthly magazine priced at a shilling.

1863: Publisher Alexander Macmillan moved the publishing...

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Publisher Alexander Macmillan moved the publishing firm founded by his late brother Daniel from Cambridge to London (where he had opened a branch in 1858).


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