William Lane

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Standard Name: Lane, William,, 1745 - 1814

Connections

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Publishing Susannah Gunning
SG 's Anecdotes of the Delborough Family, A Novel, was in course of being printed at the Minerva Press .
William Lane took out newspaper advertisements to assert that the novel, now in press...
Publishing Elizabeth Helme
EH had resounding public if not critical success with The Farmer of Inglewood Forest. A Novel, dated 1797. For the first time she published with William Lane of the Minerva Press and gave her...
Publishing Elizabeth Hervey
Elizabeth Hervey 's anonymous first book, Melissa and Marcia; or, the Sisters: A Novel, issued by William Lane with a quotation from Akenside on its title-page, was advertised as published.
Garside, Peter. “The English Novel in the Romantic Era: Consolidation and Dispersal”. The English Novel 1770-1829, edited by Peter Garside, James Raven, and Rainer Schöwerling, Oxford University Press, 2000, pp. 2: 15 - 103.
1: 441
Critical Review. W. Simpkin and R. Marshall.
65 (1788): 466
Publishing Anna Maria Mackenzie
Anna Maria Johnson had a novel entitled Monmouth : A Tale, Founded on Historical Facts advertised under this name as soon to be published by William Lane of the Minerva Press —even though she had...
Publishing Eliza Parsons
EP switched from Hookham to William Lane of the Minerva Press for her second, heavily didactic novel, The Errors of Education.
Critical Review. W. Simpkin and R. Marshall.
2nd ser. 3 (1791): 234
Publishing Eliza Fenwick
EF published her epistolary novel Secresy; or, The Ruin on the Rock, through a conger or group of publishers headed by William Lane .
Garside, Peter, James Raven, and Rainer Schöwerling, editors. The English Novel 1770-1829. Oxford University Press, 2000.
1: 638
Grundy, Isobel, and Eliza Fenwick. “Introduction and Appendices”. Secresy, 2ndnd ed, Broadview, 1998, pp. 7 - 34, 361.
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Publishing Charlotte Smith
Her publisher, Cadell , paid her more than £260 for this novel, which she dedicated to minor royalty in the person of the Duchess of Cumberland .
Garside, Peter, James Raven, and Rainer Schöwerling, editors. The English Novel 1770-1829. Oxford University Press, 2000.
1: 485
She had attempted negotiation, instead of...
Publishing Susanna Watts
Maria Edgeworth wrote of SW on meeting her: This poor girl sold a novel in four volumes for ten guineas to Lane of the Minerva Press .
Watts, Susanna. Scrapbook.
Publishing Elizabeth Sarah Gooch
She may have used two successive publishers. The Critical Review said the publisher was William Lane of the Minerva Press , but the bibliographer Peter Garside and his associates record a copy published by S. Highley
Publishing Mary Martha Sherwood
She sold the copyright to William Lane for £40. Writing it, she said, was very useful training.
Sherwood, Mary Martha, and Henry Sherwood. The Life of Mrs. Sherwood. Kelly, SophiaEditor , Darton, 1854.
216
Textual Features Anna Maria Bennett
Ellen in due course makes a loveless marriage to save the family fortunes; she is suspected of sexual crimes, and plumbs the depths of social rejection before being delivered to happy marriage to the son-by-virtual-adoption...
Textual Production Margaret Holford
The second volume closes with advertisements for works forthcoming by subscription, including Emily Frederick Clark 's Ianthé, said to be then in the press.
Holford, Margaret. Calaf, a Persian Tale. Hookham and Carpenter, 1798.
2: end pages
A number of reference sources list Calaf...
Textual Production Anna Maria Mackenzie
Anna Maria Johnson (later Mackenzie) gave her name (as Mrs Johnson, Author of Retribution, Gamesters, &c.) on her novel Calista, the first she published with William Lane of the Minerva Press .
Garside, Peter, James Raven, and Rainer Schöwerling, editors. The English Novel 1770-1829. Oxford University Press, 2000.
1: 478
Textual Production Anna Maria Mackenzie
AMM published another novel with Lane of the Minerva Press : Swedish Mysteries, or, Hero of the Mines, in three volumes, ostensibly translated from a Swedish manuscript by Johanson Kidderslaw, formerly master of the...
Textual Production Eliza Kirkham Mathews
On this date EKM 's husband indicated that the book was still unprinted. Publisher John Litchfield mentioned it on 15 January 1801 as EKM 's new novel, implying that there had been others. According to...

Timeline

By 1784
William Lane , who had been active in the London book trade since 1763, was soliciting novels to publish.
McLeod, Deborah. The Minerva Press. University of Alberta, 1997.
3
1 May 1787
William Lane advertised in the Leeds Intelligencer his ready-made package for launching a circulating library: he could provide a stock of books at any price from twenty to five hundred pounds to float such a...
1790
The Royal Literary Fund was established in London by David Williamsto relieve literary men of all nations; it made many small grants to women writers.
1790
William Lane 's publishing firm first took the name Minerva Press , in the same year that his Minerva Circulating Library (linked with his publishing activities) issued its first catalogue. This listed more than 10,000 titles.