LEHMANN Rosamond - Autograph Letter Signed 1928 about Dusty Answer
Rosamond LEHMANN (1901-1990)
Autograph Letter Signed (“Rosamond Lehmann”) to “Dear Mr. Hutchinson”, thanking him for writing an admiring letter about her book.
3 pages 8vo, Mill House, Pangbourne, 7 August 1928.
The book in question can only be Lehmann’s first novel, Dusty Answer, published the previous year. The novel proved both popular and scandalous, with its then-shocking depiction of a lesbian romantic attachment.
“It was very nice of you to take the trouble to write to me about my book, and it gives me great pleasure to think that you enjoyed it. Thank you especially for saying you think I will write something better. I do want to so badly! – and I’m trying to now, but it is being horribly slow & difficult.
Of course I will sign your copy. I am very bad at doing up parcels, but I will undertake to do so quickly for once, in gratitude for your letter. . .”
The letter is slightly browned at the edge, but otherwise in good condition.
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