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Encyclopedia > Charles Scribner's Sons

Charles Scribner's Sons is a publisher that was founded in 1846 at the Brick Church Chapel on New York's Park Row. The firm published Scribner's Magazine for many years. Scribner's is well known for publishing Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Kurt Vonnegut, Robert A. Heinlein, Thomas Wolfe and John Clellon Holmes. More recently, several Scribner titles and authors have garnered Pulitzer Prizes, National Book Awards and other merits. In 1978 the company merged with Atheneum and became The Scribner Book Companies, which in turn was merged into Macmillan in 1984. Simon & Schuster bought Macmillan in 1994. By this point only the trade book and reference book operations still bore the original family name. The former imprint, now simply "Scribner," was retained by Simon & Schuster. The reference books went to Thomson Gale in 1999. 1846 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... “NY” redirects here. ... Scribners Magazine is a magazine. ... Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) was an American novelist, short-story writer, and journalist. ... Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 – December 21, 1940) was an American Jazz Age author of novels and short stories. ... Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. ... Robert Anson Heinlein (July 7, 1907 – May 8, 1988) was one of the most popular, influential, and controversial authors of hard science fiction. ... Photo by Carl Van Vechten For the contemporary author and journalist, see Tom Wolfe Thomas Clayton Wolfe (October 3, 1900 – September 15, 1938) was an important American novelist of the 20th century. ... John Clellon Holmes (March 12th, 1926 - March 2nd, 1988) is best known for his 1952 book Go, which described characters such as Jack Kerouac, Neal Cassady, and Allen Ginsberg and is considered the first Beat novel. ... Jean-François Millet Le Semeur (The Sower) Simon & Schuster logo, circa 1961. ...

See also

Charles Scribner is the name of several members of a New York publishing family associated with the company bearing their name. ...


The Scribner Bookstores are now owned by Barnes & Noble. rttrtry A typical Barnes & Noble bookstore. ...

External links

  • Charles Scribner's Sons: An Illustrated Chronology (1846-1996)
  • Scribner Imprint at Simon & Schuster
  • Charles Scribner's Sons at Thomson Gale
  • Charles Scribner's Sons Art Reference Department records at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art



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