Thomas Cautley Newby

Standard Name: Newby, Thomas Cautley


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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,...
Occupation Emily Brontë
Charlotte's account of EB 's response to her discovery of the Gondal poems, and the difficulty she had in persuading Emily to publish, suggests that Emily had no desire to become an author. Of the...
Occupation Anne Brontë
The pseudonymous publication of the volume of Poems by AB and her sisters, and later of her own Agnes Grey (overshadowed as that was in three-volume publication alongside Emily's Wuthering Heights) seems to have...
Publishing Emily Brontë
In early December 1847, the two novels, bound together in three volumes to resemble the standard triple-decker fare of the circulating libraries, were published by Thomas Newby in London under the pseudonyms Ellis and Acton...
Publishing Julia Kavanagh
It seems that she had indeed offered to a different publisher to edit this work, but had then withdrawn. The dispute in the pages of the Athenæum, involving herself, and T. C. Newby ...
Publishing L. T. Meade
Ashton-Morton; or, Memories of My Life, the first full-length fiction written, at seventeen, by Elizabeth Thomasina Meade (later LTM ), was published anonymously by T. C. Newby after she submitted it through a friend...
Publishing Anne Brontë
Newby 's advertisement of The Tenant of Wildfell Hall in the US as the work of Currer Bell prompted Charlotte and AB to make a sudden trip to London to refute the claim.
Barker, Juliet. The Brontës. St Martin’s Press.
Publishing Charlotte Riddell
She later recalled how Newby 's snug and warm office in Welbeck Street
Black, Helen C. Notable Women Authors of the Day. D. Bryce.
was a refuge to her when she was shivering from walking the London streets in a bitter winter, offering a cheerful...
Publishing Anne Brontë
The novel was accepted for publication by the London publisher Thomas Cautley Newby along with Emily 's Wuthering Heights. The sisters had to underwrite the publication by paying £50, to be refunded if sales...
Publishing Anne Brontë
Despite the success of the two novels, Newby did not refund Emily and AB 's deposit.
Barker, Juliet. The Brontës. St Martin’s Press.
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Publishing Anne Brontë
The novel sold well and went into a second edition in mid-August.
Barker, Juliet. The Brontës. St Martin’s Press.
AB earned a total of £25 from Newby for the copyright.
Barker, Juliet. The Brontës. St Martin’s Press.
Publishing Emily Brontë
Anne and EB arranged with Thomas Newby to publish Agnes Grey and Wuthering Heights; they had to pay him £50 towards costs.
Barker, Juliet. The Brontës. St Martin’s Press.
Reception George Eliot
Unscrupulous publisher Thomas Cautley Newby took advantage of GE 's work to advertise a spurious Adam Bede, Junior: A Sequel.
Haight, Gordon S. George Eliot: A Biography. Oxford University Press.
Reception Charlotte Riddell
Geraldine Jewsbury reviewed this novel too for the Athenæum the year after publication, and she found it excellent . . . powerfully and carefully written, far superior to CR 's work heretofore.
Athenæum. J. Lection.
1947 (1865): 233
Reception Charlotte Brontë
Thomas Newby , Anne's publisher, made the claim, which alarmed Charlotte's Smith, Elder, and Co. ; the sisters revealed their identities solely to their publishers.


1840: Thomas Cautley Newby established himself...

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Thomas Cautley Newby established himself as a publisher in London; he earned notoriety for failing to honour contracts, especially with new writers.


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