Meaning of Minerva press in English:

Minerva press

Pronunciation /mɪˌnəːvə ˈprɛs/


  • Attributive Designating writing, etc., typical of or resembling that of the series of light romantic novels issued with the imprint of the Minerva Press from 1790, characterized by a blend of sentiment and sensationalism. Also (occasionally) as adjective in predicative use.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Emmeline Stuart Wortley (1806–1855), poet and travel writer.