John Chapman

Standard Name: Chapman, John

Connections

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Employer George Eliot
Marian Evans (later GE ) worked as editor of the Westminster Review (just purchased by Chapman ), which gave her an entrée into London intellectual life, but for which she was paid very little.
Ashton, Rosemary. George Eliot: A Life. Hamish Hamilton, 1996.
81
Hands, Timothy. A George Eliot Chronology. G. K. Hall, 1989.
29, 38
Family and Intimate relationships Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon
Barbara Leigh Smith began an affair with the married John Chapman , editor of the Westminster Review.
Herstein, Sheila R. A Mid-Victorian Feminist: Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon. Yale University Press, 1985.
106-7
Family and Intimate relationships Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon
John Chapman 's final letter to Barbara Leigh Smith ended their relationship.
Herstein, Sheila R. A Mid-Victorian Feminist: Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon. Yale University Press, 1985.
109
Family and Intimate relationships Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon
In August 1855 BLSB had considered setting up house with Chapman .
Herstein, Sheila R. A Mid-Victorian Feminist: Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon. Yale University Press, 1985.
108
Her negative view of marriage made the idea of such an irregular arrangement more palatable to her than it would have been...
Family and Intimate relationships George Eliot
Here she boarded uncomfortably with publisher John Chapman (who was not yet thirty). She had an intense relationship with him, his wife Susanna (who was older than her husband, and supplemented the family income by...
Friends, Associates Mary Howitt
Visitors who stayed with the Howitts at The Elms included Hans Christian Andersen , Tennyson , Elizabeth Gaskell , and Eliza Meteyard , who wrote as Silver Pen. Their circle also included Charles Dickens
Literary responses George Eliot
Cross , concerned to protect and dignify her, chose the more sententious passages and excluded the spontaneous, trivial, and humorous remarks
Eliot, George. “Preface”. The George Eliot Letters, edited by Gordon S. Haight, Yale University Press, 1954, p. 1: ix - lxxvii.
xiv
from her personal writings, and presented an icon of Victorian moral earnestness; many...
Literary responses George Henry Lewes
A hostile notice by T. H. Huxley in the Westminster Review (owned by John Chapman ) dismissed Lewes as an amateur and ranked his book below Harriet Martineau 's recent abridgement of Comte. George Eliot
Literary responses Eliza Lynn Linton
Athenæum reviewer H. F. Chorley felt that the author was now raving like a pagan Pythoness—the female oracle whose pronouncements were not expected to be comprehensible: There is a positive untruth to the very...
Material Conditions of Writing Eliza Lynn Linton
She wrote this while living in John Chapman 's house in London and reading Egyptology in the British Museum . She paid fifty pounds to secure its publication.
Ashton, Rosemary. George Eliot: A Life. Hamish Hamilton, 1996.
61
“Dictionary of Literary Biography online”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Center-LRC.
18
Publishing George Eliot
She had negotiated forcefully with Chapman over the division of profits from this work in December 1853.
Ashton, Rosemary. George Eliot: A Life. Hamish Hamilton, 1996.
107
Publishing George Eliot
GE finished her last major article for the Westminster (on eighteenth-century poet Edward Young ) in December 1856. Despite Chapman 's offer to pay her twelve guineas a sheet from now on, her last work...
Publishing Eliza Lynn Linton
She intended this novel to open the eyes of its readers to the oppression of women. Her hopes were very high: I confidently expect a success equal to Jane Eyre. This may sound vain...
Publishing Harriet Martineau
When Edward Lombe , a wealthy follower of Comte, learned of the project, he sent HM £500. From this she paid for the printing expenses and took £200 for her own payment. She also arranged...
Publishing Harriet Martineau
In 1855 HM 's pamphlet entitled The Factory Controversy, A Warning Against Meddling Legislation, was issued by the National Association of Factory Occupiers (based in Manchester, where it was published). She had initially...

Timeline

1844
John Chapman founded his own publishing firm in London.
January 1852
Publisher John Chapman purchased the Westminster and Foreign Quarterly and began issuing it as the Westminster Review (which, twenty-eight years and several mergers back, had been its original name).