GEORGE BERNARD SHAW - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 09/23/1914 - HFSID 41722
Sale Price $637.50
GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
George Bernard Shaw sends a typed letter of regret that he is not able to set a permanent appointment because he may not be able to keep it but will try to squeeze the recipient in.
Typed Letter Signed: "G. Bernard Shaw", 1p, 8x10. London, 1914 September 23. To F. S. Bigelow, Esq., Albemarle Court, Mayfair, W. In full: "I have just come up from South Devon to rehearse a play; and for the moment these rehearsals and some other matters make my hours very uncertain [^and hand wrote in] prevent me from offering you an appointment with any certainty of being able to keep it. Therefore if you are not leaving immediately (in which case I shall manage to see [crossed out word] you somehow at short notice) will you kindly give me another day or two before I arrange a meeting? My telephone number, which is not in the book, is 8131 City. Please make a private note of it. Yours faithfully" Folds through signature. Otherwise, fine condition. Includes typed envelope. Lightly soiled. Jagged at upper margin from being opened. Otherwise, fine condition. The plays of Irish dramatistGeorge Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) were characteristically instructional, often including a teacher role model, such as Henry Higgins in the popular Pygmalion (1913), which was later adapted as the musical, My Fair Lady (1956; film 1964). Shaw began writing plays in 1892. His first, Widowers' Houses, voiced his opinions on society and world reform. Throughout his 58 years as a playwright, Shaw, who received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1925, covered many topics, letting his humor speak for itself. His other major works include You Never Can Tell (1895), Man and Superman (1902), Major Barbara (1905), The Doctor's Dilemma (1906) and Saint Joan (1923). Fine condition.
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