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Jonathan Cape

(1879—1960) publisher


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Cape, Jonathan

CAPE, (Herbert) Jonathan (1879 - 1960), Chairman and founder, Jonathan Cape, Ltd, publishers

Cape, (Herbert) Jonathan (1879-1960), publisher

MASCHLER, Thomas Michael (born 1933), Publisher, Jonathan Cape Children’s Books, 1991–97; Director, Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1960–97 (Chairman, 1970–91); Founder, Booker Prize for Fiction, 1969

PARSONS, Ian Macnaghten (1906 - 1980), Joint Chairman, Chatto, Bodley Head and Jonathan Cape Ltd; President, Society of Bookmen, since 1969

M. Garnett and I. Aitken, Splendid! Splendid! The Authorised Biography of Willie Whitelaw, Jonathan Cape, 2002, 386 pp., £20

The Moon in full: Full Moon by Michael Light, (with an essay by Andrew Chaikin), 1999, Jonathan Cape, £35 hbk, ISBN 0 224 05128 8

Margaret Thatcher. Vol. I: The Grocer's Daughter, by John Campbell (London: Jonathan Cape, 2000; pp. 512. £25)

The making of space The Magic Furnace, by Marcus Chown, 1999, Jonathan Cape, ISBN 0 224042 06 8, hbk, 238 pages, £16.99

EPILEPTIC
 By David B 2005. London: Jonathan Cape.
 Price £16.99
 ISBN 0-22407502-0
 SATURDAY
 By Ian McEwan 2005. London: Jonathan Cape.
 Price £17.99 ISBN 0-22407299-4
 THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
 By Mark Haddon 2004. London: Vintage.
 Price £6.99 Paperback ISBN 0-09945025-9

HOWARD, G(eorge) Wren (1893 - 1968), Chairman: Jonathan Cape Ltd; A. W. Bain & Co. Ltd; Director: Book Centre Ltd; The Australasian Publishing Co. (Pty); Duralin Products Ltd

The Race Gallery: The Return of Racial Science. M. Kohn. London: Jonathan Cape, 1995. x+322 pp. Price £17.99. ISBN 0-224-03958-X

Transforming the Robocops: Changing Police in South Africa. By Monique Marks (2005, Durban: University of Kwazulu-Natal Press, 320pp, £25.95).
 The Dirty Work of Democracy: A Year on the Streets with the Sap. By Anthony Altbeker, (2005, Cape Town: Jonathan Ball Publishers, 274pp, R149.95).

THE 21ST CENTURY BRAIN: EXPLAINING, MENDING AND MANIPULATING THE MIND
 By Steven Rose
 2005. London: Jonathan Cape.
 Price £20.00 ISBN 0-22406254-9
 THE NEW BRAIN SCIENCES: PERILS AND PROSPECTS
 By Dai Rees and Steven Rose Eds
 2004. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
 Price £24.99 Paperback ISBN 0-52183009-5
 Price £65.00 Hardback ISBN: 0-52183009-5
 ESSAYS IN SOCIAL NEUROSCIENCE
 By John Cacioppo and Gary Berntson Eds
 2004. Cambridge MA: Bradford Books MIT Press.
 Price £20.00 $32.00 ISBN 0-262-03323-2
 THE NEUROSCIENCE OF SOCIAL INTERACTION: DECODING, IMITATING, AND INFLUENCING THE ACTIONS OF OTHERS
 By Chris Frith and Daniel Wolpert
 2004. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
 Price £32.50 Paperback ISBN 0-19-852926-0
 PSYCHOSOMATIC: FEMINISM AND THE NEUROLOGICAL BODY
 By Elizabeth A. Wilson
 2004. Durham NC: Duke University Press.
 Price $18.95 ISBN 0-8223-3365-1

 

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British publisher. Its founder, Jonathan Cape, began his publishing career as an errand boy for Hatchards, subsequently working for Harper & Brothers and Duckworth. His eponymous company was established in 1921 in partnership with George Wren Howard; Edward Garnett worked as publisher's reader at the firm until his death in 1937. After acquiring the backlist of A. C. Fifield in 1922, Cape published such authors as T. E. Lawrence, Arthur Ransome, and Ernest Hemingway, and cheap series of quality books, including the ‘Travellers’ Library’. After World War II, the James Bond books proved very lucrative for the company. Cape died in 1960, and was succeeded by T. Maschler. The firm merged with Chatto (1969), Bodley Head (1973), and Virago (1987) to form the CVBC group. One of the foremost British literary publishers, it survives as an imprint of Random House (since 1987).

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