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Peter Mayer

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography.

 (1936– ) US publisher.

At Avon Books in the 1970s, Mayer launched the trade paperback as an alternative to mass-market paperbacks. He brought a more commercial outlook to Penguin...

See overview in Oxford Index

Shriner, Herb

Ann T. Keene.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online September 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour. 1207 words.

Shriner, Herb (29 May 1918–23 April 1970), humorist, was born Herbert Schriner in Toledo, Ohio, the son of Edith Rockwell Schriner and her husband, whose name is variously given as Peter or...

Wolcot, John [pseud. Peter Pindar] (bap. 1738, d. 1819), poet and satirist

William R. Jones.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Literature; Humour. 3479 words.

Wolcot, John [pseud. Peter Pindar] (bap. 1738, d. 1819), poet and satirist, was born in Dodbrooke, near Kingsbridge, Devon, and baptized there on 9 May 1738, the fourth child of Alexander...