Secker & Warburg

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Secker & Warburg is a British book publisher. It was formed in 1936 when Fredric Warburg and Roger Senhouse took over the insolvent publishing house of Martin Secker.

The political stance of the publishing house was both anti-fascist and anti-communist. One of the publisher’s best-known authors since 1938 was George Orwell; other authors of the publisher or brand included Simone de Beauvoir, Colette, J. M. Coetzee, Alberto Moravia, Günter Grass, Angus Wilson, Melvyn Bragg, Julian Gloag, Christy Brown, and the British Buddhist Lobsang Rampa.

After miscalculations, Secker & Warburg was forced to join the Heinemann publishing house in 1951. As a brand, the name remained. In 2017, it belongs to the Pearson media group.

Publications (selection)

  • Howard Marks, Mr. Nice. New ed. Secker & Warburg, London 1996, ISBN 0-436-20305-7 (autobiography)[1]
  • Louis de Bernières: The War of Don Emmanuel’s Nether Parts. Secker & Warburg, London 1990, ISBN 0-436-20003-1.[2]
  • Victor Weisz: Vicky’s world. Secker & Warburg, London 1959.

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Individual representations

  1. German edition: Howard Marks: Mr. Nice. Heyne, Munich 2010, ISBN 978-3-453-67591-9
  2. German edition: Louis de Bernières: The Accidental War of Don Emmanuel. Novel. Fischer Taschenbuchverlag, Frankfurt/M. 2005, ISBN 3-596-16787-6.