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Victor Gollancz Ltd
VICTOR GOLLANCZ LTD (/ˈvɪktər ɡəˈlæns, -ˈlænts/ ) was a major British book publishing house of the twentieth century. It was founded in 1927 by Victor Gollancz and specialised in the publication of high quality literature, nonfiction and popular fiction, including crime, detective, mystery, thriller and science fiction. Upon Gollancz's death in 1967, ownership passed to his daughter, Livia, who sold it to Houghton Mifflin in 1989. Three years later, in October 1992, Houghton Mifflin sold Gollancz to the publishing house Cassell the result was _ The Road to Wigan Pier _. His break with Orwell came when he declined to publish Orwell's account of the Spanish Civil War, _ Homage to Catalonia _, the pair having drifted apart on political grounds. He did publish _The Red Army Moves_ by Geoffrey Cox on the Winter War , which was critical of the Soviet attack on Finland, but also foresaw that the Red Army would defeat the Germans
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Parent Company
A PARENT COMPANY is a company that owns enough voting stock in another firm to control management and operation by doing and influencing or electing its board of directors . The second company is deemed a subsidiary of the parent company
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Orion Publishing Group
ORION PUBLISHING GROUP Ltd. is a UK -based book publisher . It is owned by Hachette Livre . In 1998 Orion bought Cassell . CONTENTS * 1 Imprints * 2 Distribution * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links IMPRINTSThe group's imprints include: * Allen & Unwin
Allen & Unwin
* Cassell Military Paperbacks * Cassell\'s National Library * J. M. Dent (Everyman Classics ) * Indigo (YA imprint) * Millennium * Orion Audiobooks * Orion Books * Orion Children's Books * Orion Paperbacks * Phoenix Books * Victor Gollancz Ltd
Victor Gollancz Ltd
* Weidenfeld "> * ^ * ^ "Imprints". The Orion Publishing Group
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Victor Gollancz
SIR VICTOR GOLLANCZ (/ɡəˈlæns, -ˈlænts/ ; 9 April 1893 – 8 February 1967) was a British publisher and humanitarian. Gollancz was often noted as a supporter of left-wing causes. His loyalties shifted between Liberalism and Communism, but he defined himself as a Christian Socialist and Internationalist. Although he gained high credibility by forecasting the Nazi extermination of Jews, he campaigned for friendship with both Germany and Soviet Russia. He used his publishing house chiefly to promote pacifist and socialist non-fiction, and also launched the Left Book Club . In the postwar era, he focused his attention on Germany and became noted for his promotion of friendship and reconciliation based on his internationalism and his ethic of brotherly love
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Genre
GENRE (/ˈʒɒ̃rə/ , /ˈʒɒnrə/ or /ˈdʒɒnrə/ ; from French _genre_ , "kind" or "sort", from Latin _genus_ (stem _gener-_), Greek γένος, _génos_) is any form or type of communication in any mode (written, spoken, digital, artistic, etc.) with socially-agreed upon conventions developed over time. Genre
Genre
is most popularly known as a category of literature , music , or other forms of art or entertainment, whether written or spoken, audio or visual, based on some set of stylistic criteria, yet genres can be aesthetic, rhetorical, communicative, or functional. Genres form by conventions that change over time as new genres are invented and the use of old ones is discontinued. Often, works fit into multiple genres by way of borrowing and recombining these conventions. Stand alone texts, works, or pieces of communication may have individual styles, but genres are amalgams of these texts based on agreed upon or socially inferred conventions
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The Door Into Summer
THE DOOR INTO SUMMER is a science fiction novel by American writer Robert A. Heinlein , originally serialized in The Magazine of Fantasy ">:149–150 The novel "worried and bothered" John W. Campbell , who said "Bob can write a better story, with one hand tied behind him, than most people in the field can do with both hands. But Jesus, I wish that son of a gun would take that other hand out of his pocket." CHARACTERSDANIEL BOONE DAVIS is a typical Heinlein hero, reflecting much of the author's own character. An engineer and inventor, he is a fierce individualist. The only friends he has in the world are his cat Pete and young Ricky , wise beyond her years. MILES GENTRY is Dan's former Army buddy and business partner, handling the financial and legal side. BELLE S. DARKIN presents herself to Miles and Dan when they most need help with the company
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT (/ˈhoʊtən ˈmɪflɪn ˈhɑːrkɔːrt/ ) is an educational and trade publisher in the United States. Headquartered in Boston
Boston
's Back Bay
Back Bay
, it publishes textbooks , instructional technology materials, assessments, reference works , and fiction and non-fiction for both young readers and adults
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Cassell (publisher)
CASSELL & CO is a British book publishing house , founded in 1848 by John Cassell (1817–1865), which became in the 1890s an international publishing group company. In 1995 Cassell & Co acquired Pinter Publishers . In December 1998 Cassell & Co was bought by the Orion Publishing
Publishing
Group . In January 2002 Cassell imprints, including the Cassell Reference and Cassell Military were joined with the Weidenfeld imprints to form a new division under the name of Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Ltd. Cassell Illustrated survives as an imprint of the Octopus Publishing
Publishing
Group . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Cassell\'s former periodicals * 3 See also * 4 Notes and references * 5 External links HISTORY John Cassell (1817–1865), who was in turn a carpenter, temperance preacher, tea and coffee merchant, finally turned to publishing
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Hachette (publisher)
HACHETTE, French pronunciation: ​ , is a French publisher. It was founded in 1826 by Louis Hachette as BRéDIF, a bookshop and publishing company. It became L. HACHETTE ET COMPAGNIE on 1 January 1846, LIBRAIRIE HACHETTE in 1919, and HACHETTE SA in 1977. It was acquired by the Lagardère Group
Lagardère Group
in 1981. In 1992 the publishing assets of Hachette SA were grouped into a subsidiary called HACHETTE LIVRE (French pronunciation: ​ ), the flagship imprint of Lagardère Publishing . Hachette has its headquarters in the 15th arrondissement of Paris. In 1996 it merged with the Hatier group. In 2004, Hachette acquired dictionary publisher Éditions Larousse . In 2006, it expanded into the United States when it purchased Time Warner 's book-publishing division, which was then renamed Hachette Book Group USA
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George Orwell
ERIC ARTHUR BLAIR (25 June 1903 – 21 January 1950), better known by his pen name GEORGE ORWELL, was an English novelist, essayist, journalist, and critic. His work is marked by lucid prose, awareness of social injustice , opposition to totalitarianism , and outspoken support of democratic socialism . Orwell wrote literary criticism , poetry, fiction, and polemical journalism. He is best known for the allegorical novella _Animal Farm _ (1945) and the dystopian novel _ Nineteen Eighty-Four _ (1949). His non-fiction works, including _ The Road to Wigan Pier _ (1937), documenting his experience of working class life in the north of England, and _ Homage to Catalonia _ (1938), an account of his experiences in the Spanish Civil War , are widely acclaimed, as are his essays on politics, literature, language , and culture. In 2008, _ The Times _ ranked him second on a list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945"
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The Road To Wigan Pier
THE ROAD TO WIGAN PIER is a book by the British writer George Orwell , first published in 1937. The first half of this work documents his sociological investigations of the bleak living conditions among the working class in Lancashire
Lancashire
and Yorkshire
Yorkshire
in the industrial north of England before World War II
World War II
. The second half is a long essay on his middle-class upbringing, and the development of his political conscience, questioning British attitudes towards socialism . Orwell states plainly that he himself is in favour of socialism, but feels it necessary to point out reasons why many people who would benefit from socialism, and should logically support it, are in practice likely to be strong opponents
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Homage To Catalonia
HOMAGE TO CATALONIA is George Orwell 's personal account of his experiences and observations in the Spanish Civil War
Spanish Civil War
. The first edition was published in the United Kingdom in 1938. The book was not published in the United States until February 1952, when it appeared with an influential preface by Lionel Trilling . The only translation published in Orwell's lifetime was into Italian, in December 1948. A French translation by Yvonne Davet—with whom Orwell corresponded, commenting on her translation and providing explanatory notes—in 1938–39, was not published until five years after Orwell's death
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Geoffrey Cox (journalist)
SIR GEOFFREY SANDFORD COX, CNZM , CBE (7 April 1910 – 2 April 2008) was a New Zealand
New Zealand
-born newspaper and television journalist. He was a former editor and chief executive of ITN and a founder of News at Ten . Cox was born in Palmerston North , New Zealand
New Zealand
, the son of a bank manager, and educated at Southland Boys\' High School , followed by the University of Otago
University of Otago
and then a Rhodes scholarship to Oriel College, Oxford , during 1932-35. His career in journalism began in 1935 when he joined the News Chronicle . He covered the Spanish Civil War
Spanish Civil War
from Madrid, then went to Vienna and Paris for the Daily Express in which he broke the news in 1939 that British troops had arrived in France
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Winter War
FINLAND * Foreign volunteers SOVIET UNION COMMANDERS AND LEADERS KYöSTI KALLIO Risto Ryti CARL GUSTAF EMIL MANNERHEIM JOSEPH STALIN Kirill Meretskov Kliment Voroshilov Semyon Timoshenko STRENGTH 250,000–340,000 men 32 tanks 114 aircraft 28–58 divisions 425,640 to 760,578 men 1500+ armoured cars
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Hilde Meisel
HILDE MEISEL (July 31, 1914 – April 17, 1945) was a German socialist and journalist who published articles against the Nazi regime in Germany. While in exile in England, she wrote under the pseudonym Hilda Monte, calling for German resistance to Nazism in magazines, books and in radio broadcasts. She acted as a courier and repeatedly undertook secret operations in Germany, Austria, France
France
and Portugal, although as a social democrat and Jew, it was extremely dangerous for her to do so. Other code names she used in exile were Hilde Olday, Selma Trier, Helen Harriman, Eva Schneider, H. Monte, Hilda Monte and Hilde Monte
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Down And Out In Paris And London
DOWN AND OUT IN PARIS AND LONDON is the first full-length work by the English author George Orwell , published in 1933. It is a memoir in two parts on the theme of poverty in the two cities. The first part is an account of living in near-destitution in Paris
Paris
and the experience of casual labour in restaurant kitchens. The second part is a travelogue of life on the road in and around London
London
from the tramp 's perspective, with descriptions of the types of hostel accommodation available and some of the characters to be found living on the margins
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