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知名私人收藏親筆信及手稿 第二部分:音樂、美洲文物、英國及歐陸文學

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Wilde, Oscar
Autograph letter signed ("Oscar Wilde") about Flaubert and "The Happy Prince", 3 pages, bifolium (6 5/8 x 4 7/8 in.; 167 x 126 mm), London (his Tite St. letterhead), c. 1888, to publisher Alfred Nutt; horizontal fold, minimal soiling.
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"…that amazing book of Flaubert." In this letter to publisher, folklorist and Celticist Alfred Nutt (1856–1910), Wilde says he can not have anything ready for publication by Christmas and goes on to remark the The Happy Prince and Other Tales is going to be reviewed by The Saturday Review (then edited and published by his friend Frank Harris)

Wilde ends his letter to Nutt by floating an idea for a translation: "Do you think (this is private) that a translation of that amazing book of Flaubert, 'La Tentation de St. Antoine' would be a success. I want to do it." The translation never appeared. Richard Ellman, in his biography of Wilde (p. 376), does, however, record an undated letter from Wilde to Max Beerbohm in which he writes, "Of course, I plagiarise. It is the privilege of the appreciative man. I never read Flaubert's Tentation de St. Antoine without signing my name at the end of it. Que voulez-vous?"

Not in Complete LettersPresumably unpublished. 

知名私人收藏親筆信及手稿 第二部分:音樂、美洲文物、英國及歐陸文學

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