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Wilde, Oscar
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 10,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
304
Wilde, Oscar
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 10,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Wilde, Oscar
Autograph letter signed ("Oscar Wilde"), 4pp, bifolium (6 3/8 x 4 7/8 in.; 162 x 126 mm) on his Tite St. letterhead, London, nd, to Violet Fane; horizontal crease; minimal wear.
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Catalogue Note

In praise of Violet Fane. In this undated letter, Wilde writes to author and literary celebrity Violet Fane (pseud. of Lady Mary Montgomerie Currie, 1843–1905). "I am so glad you like my little notice of your book. It is quite one of the best novels I have read for sometime. You must now write a little prose comedy in one act, (not for acting) — no one could do it better than yourself. Let it be this: a very pretty woman writes a successful novel. This alarms her admirers who seek refuge in those who are peacefully brainless: the authoress is left to the mercy of the dull, the well-informed, the publishers, the intellectual and the ugly: she regrets her novel. All this to pass at a rout. How well you could do this. It needs your brilliant touch,"

Not in Complete Letters and presumably unpublished.

Fine Autograph Letters and Manuscripts from a Distinguished Private Collection: Part II | Music, Americana, English and Continental Literature

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