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FERBER Edna - Typed Letter Signed 1957 discussing her books

  • £160.00

Edna FERBER (1885-1968)

Typed Letter Signed ("Edna Ferber") to Otmar Meisel in Germany, who had evidently written her a letter praising her novel Cimarron.

1 page 4to, together with the typed envelope, 730 Park Avenue, 16 May 1957.

Edna Ferber was one of the most popular American writers of the first half of the twentieth century, and several of her books were turned into successful films, including Cimarron, Giant and Saratoga Trunk. Her collaborations with George S. Kaufman also led to some enjoyable comedies of which Dinner at Eight was filmed with John Barrymore and Jean Harlow.

"It is pleasant to know that you have read and enjoyed my book CIMARRON. Your understanding of its underlying theme impresses me. I think most readers see only the more superficial aspects of this book . . . I wonder if you have read any of my more recent books -- particularly one entitled GIANT . . . My thanks to you for your interesting letter."


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