A letter from Browning
intimates that Frederic Chapman
paid her £170 for the novel as a bribe to him rather than as what it was worth.
Browning, Robert, and Isa Blagden. Dearest Isa: Robert Browning’s Letters to Isabella Blagden. Editor McAleer, Edward C., Greenwood Press.
Katharine S. Macquoid
switched publishers after this book. She asked the advice of Lewes
, and he recommended her to Frederic Chapman
of Chapman and Hall
. But the next book she published, Elinor Dryden's Probation...
Her publisher, Frederic Chapman
(of Chapman and Hall
), was concerned about the character Lyndall, who bears a child out of wedlock. He asked Schreiner to rewrite parts of the novel, including the secret marriage...