George Bentley

Standard Name: Bentley, George

Connections

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Friends, Associates Matilda Betham-Edwards
MBE set a great deal of store by meeting men distinguished as authors or in other fields, as a spur to literary achievement of her own. She was given to boasting of her acquaintance with...
Friends, Associates Charlotte Riddell
CR formed warm personal relationships with many of her professional associates. She mentions genuine friendship with several publishers (even those who on occasion rejected her work): Thomas Cautley Newby and his woman of business,...
Literary responses Mary Cholmondeley
George Bentley referred to The Danvers Jewels as bright and humorous.
“Dictionary of Literary Biography online”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Center-LRC.
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In 1900, the Edinburgh Review judged that it had no great merit since the devices used had been worn rather threadbare in the...
Publishing Rhoda Broughton
It was a request from Bentley's for rewriting (following a vehemently negative report on Not Wisely, but Too Well in manuscript from reader Geraldine Jewsbury ) that caused RB 's second-written novel to appear in...
Publishing Rhoda Broughton
George Bentley eventually offered Broughton £250 for this novel, with the proviso that she expand it to three volumes. Broughton returned a succinct refusal both of the revisions specified and the sum offered: I am...
Publishing Marie Corelli
Despite his readers having refused to recommend its publication, George BentleyRichard Bentley and Son decided to print MC 's first novel. He suggested a change in the title, on grounds that its original title, Lifted Up, was...
Textual Production Frances Power Cobbe
By early 1876, someone using the name of Fanny Power Cobbe (legitimately as it turned out, but apparently impersonating FPC ) sent submissions to George Bentley (of the publishing house ), Tinsley's Magazine, and...
Textual Production Marie Corelli
This book appeared anonymously, but it quickly came to be known that MC had co-authored it, along with Eric Mackay (her half-brother) and Henry Labouchere .
As the extent of Mackay and Labouchere's contribution is...
Textual Production Geraldine Jewsbury
She told George Bentley about the books she recommended: I want the public to have the benefit of them especially women to whom so much trash & twaddle is daily administered.
Carney, Karen M. “The Publisher’s Reader as Feminist: The Career of Geraldine Endsor Jewsbury”. Victorian Periodicals Review, No. 2, pp. 146 - 58.
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A contentious reader,...
Textual Production Charlotte Riddell
CR particularly remembered the kindness and sympathy of George Bentley , then a junior partner in his father's firm. Though he, like everyone else, refused my work, I still left his office not unhappy.
Black, Helen C. Notable Women Authors of the Day. D. Bryce, 1893.
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Timeline

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).
10 September 1871
Richard Bentley , publisher, died at Ramsgate in Kent; his firm passed to his son George , and continued to publish under his name until 1898.