John Lane

Standard Name: Lane, John


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Family and Intimate relationships George Egerton
GE had her only child in November 1895: a son named George Clairmonte. He died in action in September 1915, probably on the 26th: he had been holding the foremost trench captured from the Germans...
Family and Intimate relationships George Egerton
Among recent commentarors, White implies that both GE 's publisher, John Lane , and his reader, Richard Le Gallienne , were attracted to her, while Stetz suggests, without denying their attraction, that GE deliberately engaged...
Family and Intimate relationships Ella D'Arcy
EDA may have had affairs with several literary men: Henry Harland , her editor; John Lane , her publisher; and M. P. Shiel , who, like her, contributed to Lane's Keynotes series. The possibility that...
Friends, Associates Evelyn Sharp
ES wrote later that at no time in her life did she make intimate friends easily. Most people she had to do with she liked up to a certain point only, but she could count...
Friends, Associates Gertrude Stein
It was John Lane and Roger Fry who introduced them to the Bloomsbury circle. The trip did not result in a publishing contract, as GS had hoped, but it did advance her reputation. The next...
Friends, Associates Rosamund Marriott Watson
According to Angela Leighton , the social scandal that erupted in the wake of RMW 's adultery and second divorce not only created a rift in private between the writer and many of her friends...
Friends, Associates Ella D'Arcy
Lane and Harland were centres of literary social life in London. EDA had many friends among writers, many of them New Women. They included Evelyn Sharp , and Constance Smedley (who found her entirely sincere...
Friends, Associates Ada Leverson
AL 's circle of friends comprised writers and artists who were to lend the . . . decade its peculiarly distinctive air:
Speedie, Julie. Wonderful Sphinx: The Biography of Ada Leverson. Virago.
Max Beerbohm , Aubrey Beardsley , Henry Harland (editor of the...
Intertextuality and Influence Victoria Cross
Reviews of Theodora were mixed. Janet Hogarth , in a Fortnightly Review article titled Literary Degenerates, and B. A. Crackanthorpe in Nineteenth Century, criticised the story's representation of sexual desire.
“Dictionary of Literary Biography online”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Center-LRC.
The reviewer...
Intertextuality and Influence George Egerton
Pleased with the book's success, Lane introduced a fiction series named after it: Keynotes.
Stetz, Margaret. “Keynotes: A New Woman, Her Publisher, and Her Material”. Studies in the Literary Imagination, Vol.
, No. 1, pp. 89-107.
The series included Grant Allen 's The Woman Who Did and The British Barbarians: A Hill-Top Novel (both 1895),...
Occupation Ella D'Arcy
Prevented by her eyesight from pursuing a career in art, she turned to writing, setting out with stories for magazines. Her low output has been attributed to her being indolent or a procrastinator or both....
Occupation Ella D'Arcy
As well as a writer, EDA was an editor, assistant to Henry Harland on the avant-garde Yellow Book, published by John Lane of the Bodley Head . Sources agree on this, though she herself...
Publishing Agatha Christie
It was rejected by six publishers before Lane contracted for it, paying AC no advance or royalties until two thousand five hundred copies had been sold. She earned £25 in all from this edition. The...
Publishing Evelyn Sharp
Lane accepted the novel in November 1894 for his series called after George Egerton 's Keynotes.
John, Angela V. Evelyn Sharp: Rebel Woman, 1869–1955. Manchester University Press.
It appeared on the recommendation of Lane's readers John Davidson and Richard Le Gallienne , with Aubrey Beardsley
Publishing Victoria Cross
VC began her literary career by sending manuscripts of the novel The Refiner's Fire and short story Different Views to publisher John Lane .
Mitchell, Charlotte. Victoria Cross, 1868-1952: A Bibliography. Victorian Fiction Research Unit, School of English, Media Studies and Art History, The University of Queensland.


September 1887: Charles Elkin Mathews, with John Lane as...

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September 1887

Charles Elkin Mathews , with John Lane as his silent partner, founded Bodley Head publishing house in Vigo Street, Mayfair, London.

1890s: John Lane of Bodley Head established the...

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John Lane of Bodley Head established the Eve's Library series.

1893: Vale Press was founded as a printing house...

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Vale Press was founded as a printing house in Chelsea, London, by Charles De Sousy Ricketts ; its first two books were published by John Lane .

April 1894: Aubrey Beardsley became art editor of The...

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April 1894

Aubrey Beardsley became art editor of The Yellow Book, published by John Lane at Bodley Head .

From 30 September 1894: Charles Elkin Mathews continued publishing...

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From 30 September 1894

Charles Elkin Mathews continued publishing independently at 6B Vigo Street, London, after the dissolution of his partnership with John Lane of Bodley Head .

1896: American Elizabeth Robbins Pennell challenged...

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American Elizabeth Robbins Pennell challenged the widespread notion that a hearty appetite for food was unfeminine in The Feasts of Autolycus: The Diary of a Greedy Woman.


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