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Max Reinhardt : a life in publishing /
Judith Adamson.
imprint
Basingstoke [England] : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
description
x, 220 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0230545424 (hbk.), 9780230545427 (hbk.)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Basingstoke [England] : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
isbn
0230545424 (hbk.)
9780230545427 (hbk.)
catalogue key
6958693
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-209) and index.
A Look Inside
Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
While telling the remarkable story of publisher Max Reinhardt, this book illumintaes the trajectory of British publishing in the second half of the 20th century.
Description for Bookstore
While telling the remarkable story of publisher Max Reinhardt, this book illuminates the trajectory of British publishing in the second half of the twentieth century
Long Description
Max Reinhardt owned The Bodley Head from 1957 to 1987, and many smaller publishing houses like The Nonesuch Press and Reinhardt Books. Written largely from papers in his private archive, this account of his life contains many stories about his authors, among them Graham Greene (whose contribution to The Bodley Head has never been fully credited), G.B. Shaw, Charlie Chaplin, Georgette Heyer, Alistair Cooke and Alexander Solzhenitsyn. Among his close friends were also many actors; he published his first books with Ralph Richardson and Anthony Quayle, and he left his mark on RADA, where he was on the council for thirty years. One of Reinhardt's wisest publishing decisions was to support children's books and to hire Judy Taylor to build for The Bodley Head one of the finest children's lists in the business. Max Reinhardt: A Life in Publishing tells the story of a remarkable man and, as it does, illuminates the trajectory of British publishing in the second half of the twentieth century.
Main Description
Reinhardt ownedThe Bodley Head from 1957 to 1987, and smaller publishers like The Nonesuch Press and Reinhardt Books. This account of his life contains stories about his authors, among them Graham Greene, G.B. Shaw, Charlie Chaplin and his actor friends, illuminating the trajectory of British publishing in the second half of the twentieth century.
Table of Contents
List of illustrations
Acknowledgements
Prologue
From Istanbul to London on the Orient Express Enemy Alien, Student, Spy
The Accountants and George Bernard Shaw Nonesuch
The Bodley Head Enter Director Graham Greene Charlie Chaplin: The Great Coup
The Reinhardt-Greene Team Georgette Heyer
The Bodley Head Books for Children From Bow Street to the World's Bookshops Alexander Solzhenitsyn and Copyright Heady, Champagne Years Mistakes
The Last Act Reinhardt Books Last Words
Index
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