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Faber and Faber is a celebrated publishing house in the UK, notable in particular for publishing the poetry of T. S. Eliot. It played an important part in twentieth century British and world literature, publishing widely in the fields of novels and literary criticism, as well as poetry and dramaturgy. It has employed distinguished literary figures as editors; as well as Eliot (until 1965), these include William Plomer and Craig Raine.

The firm was founded in 1925 as Faber and Gwyer, as a successor to The Scientific Press, owned by Sir Maurice and Lady Gwyer. They brought in Geoffrey Faber, then a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. In 1929 the partnership in the firm was terminated, and the name Faber and Faber then adopted.

An early commercial success was Memoirs of a Fox-hunting Man, by Siegfried Sassoon (1928), at first issued anonymously.

The Faber Book of Modern Verse was an influential anthology, first edited by Michael Roberts.

In the U.S., Faber and Faber is an imprint of Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

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