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Thomas Werner Laurie

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Thomas Werner Laurie (1866–1944) was a London publisher of books that were avant-garde in some cases, racy in others. He founded his T. Werner Laurie Ltd. publishing house in 1904 and was known for publishing the works of Yeats, Wilde, and Moore as well as others of lesser renown. He published The Jungle by Upton Sinclair when that work had been rejected for publication in England by other publishers, and Sinclair stayed with Laurie for many years in gratitude.

Laurie's father was a Scot and his mother a German. Joan Werner Laurie (1920–1964), his daughter, edited She, a periodical for women.

References[edit]

  • W. B. Yeats and "A Vision": Prospectus at www.yeatsvision.com
  • Cover Art from Selected Books by M.P. Shiel at www.alangullette.com
  • George Greenfield (1995). A Smattering of Monsters. Camden House. ISBN 1-57113-071-3.