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Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Publishers

Roberts Brothers

Roberts Brothers

Founded: 1857
Founded by: Austin J. Roberts and John F. Roberts
Boston, Massachusetts USA
Titles/Circulation: Unknown


As publishers, the Roberts Brothers made their name in 1868 with the publication of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, a best-seller. It featured illustrations by Alcott's sister, May Alcott, who also appeared as a character (Amy) in the book.

Their Famous Women Series of the 1880s and 1890s consisted of biographies of Margaret Fuller, Jane Austen, Mary Wollstonecraft, George Eliot, and others, most of them written by women. As a contemporary review put it, "subjects and authors are in the main English, but several famous American women have had their trials and triumphs recorded by other famous American women."

Little, Brown bought the firm in 1898.

Works in the WWEnd Database




Authors Published

• William Morris  • Nicolas Flammarion