Its first readers loved this book: these included retiring literary agent Curtis Brown
, his son Spencer Curtis Brown
, and the publishers Peter
and Nico Davies
(who called it without doubt a masterpiece and...
Material Conditions of Writing
During the summer of 1919, DR
made various appeals to Curtis Brown
and Alfred Knopf
for money to live on, as she earned virtually nothing from the American editions of her previous books. She was...
Their financial situation became more dire during this year. Backwater brought in royalities amounting to less than Duckworth's advance, and Richardson also owed money to Curtis Brown
, the agent who negotiated her contracts with...
, co-publisher with Jane Heap
of the Little Review, asked to serialise DR
's forthcoming novel (Interim) because she saw Richardson as an experimental writer worthy of publication. Richardson was...
Mary Augusta Ward
Her agent, Curtis Brown
, obtained £1,700 for the initial USA serialisation of the story in Ladies' Home Journal. In Britain, the novel appeared in the Cornhill Magazine, as did several later novels by MAW