Edward Arnold (publisher)

Edward Arnold
Status Defunct
Founded 1890
Founder Edward Augustus Arnold
Successor Taylor & Francis
Country of origin United Kingdom
Headquarters location London
Publication types Books, journals
Nonfiction topics medicine and nursing

Edward Arnold Publishers Ltd was a British publishing house with its head office in London. The firm had published books for over 100 years. It was acquired by Hodder & Stoughton in 1987 and became part of the Hodder Education group in 2001.[1] In 2006, Hodder Arnold sold its academic journals to SAGE Publications.[2] In 2012, Hodder Education sold its medical and higher education lines, including Arnold, to Taylor & Francis.[3] Edward Arnold published books and journals for students, academics and professionals.


Edward Augustus Arnold was born in Truro on 15 July 1857. His grandfather was Thomas Arnold and his uncle Matthew Arnold. He was educated at Eton and Hertford College, Oxford.

From 1883 he worked as a magazine editor for the firm of Richard Bentley and from 1887 edited Murray's Magazine for the John Murray publishing house.[4]

He set up his own publishing business in January 1890. Trading under his own name and later as Edward Arnold & Co., he specialized in educational books, exploration, mountaineering, Egyptology, and medical and scientific texts.[4] He published most of E. M. Forster's major works.

He died at Budleigh Salterton on 6 November 1942.[5]


  1. ^ Hodder Education Website
  2. ^ "SAGE Publications Acquires Hodder Arnold's Journals". Retrieved 2018-01-27.
  3. ^ "Trillium Partners extends its educational and academic publishing M&A sector experience". Archived from the original on 2014-02-20. Retrieved 2014-03-22.
  4. ^ a b "Arnold, Edward". The Oxford Companion to the Book. Oxford University Press. January 2010. ISBN 9780198606536.
  5. ^ Bryan Bennett, ‘Arnold, Edward Augustus (1857–1942)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, May 2008 accessed 19 Jan 2014


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