Rupert Hart Davis
- Category : Business-Top-executive
- Type : PE
- Profile : 4/1 - Opportunistic / Investigator
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : JX Strategy
English publisher, literary editor. and man of letters.
He was the founder of the publishing company Rupert Hart-Davis Ltd.
Born into an upper-class family, his publishing career began in 1929, when he joined William Heinemann Ltd. as an office boy and learned the ropes, ultimately buying a stake in another publishing company, Jonathan Cape Ltd.in 1933.
In 1946, Hart-Davis established his own company, Rupert Hart-Davis Ltd., and published a number of works by well-known authors such as Thomas M. Disch, Ray Bradbury, Angela Carter, and E. C. Tubb. He edited volumes of the letters of the playwright Oscar Wilde, Max Beerbohm, George A. Moore and Siegfried Sassoon. His own published works include a biography of novelist Hugh Walpole (1952), and memoir entitled "The Arms of Time" in 1979.
In 1929, he married the actress Dame Peggy Ashcroft; they later divorced. With his second wife Catherine, he had three children. He married for the third time in 1964; she died in 1967. He married once again to June Williams, who outlived him.
He died on December 8, 1999, at the age of 92.