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HALL (THOMAS HENRY HALL) CAINE - THIRD PERSON AUTOGRAPH TELEGRAM 11/15/1922 - HFSID 100104

The English novelist signs on this telegram speaking of church interviews from London Third person autograph telegram signed: "Sir Hall Caine would appreciate brief statement church interviews fleet London", in pencil, 7¼x5 telegram affixed to a 7½x5 card (2 surfaces).

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HALL CAINE (THOMAS HENRY HALL)
The English novelist signs on this telegram speaking of church interviews from London
Third person autograph telegram signed: "Sir Hall Caine would appreciate brief statement church interviews fleet London", in pencil, 7¼x5 telegram affixed to a 7½x5 card (2 surfaces). English novelist Sir Thomas Henry Hall Caine (1853-1931) was one of Great Britain's most read authors between 1893 and1930. Caine, who had begun his literary career by writing articles for trade journals, magazines and newspapers, was further inspired when he became Secretary to and friend of poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti, whom he remembered in his 1882 work, Recollections of Rossetti. Caine published his first novel, The Shadow of a Crime, in 1885, and this was quickly followed by A Son of Hagar (1886) and The Deemster (1887). Caine's other works, many of which featured Biblical themes, include The Bondman and The Scapegoat (both 1890), Cap'n Davey's Honeymoon (1893), The Manxman (1894, his first big commercial success), The Christian (1897, which sold 650,000 copies), The Eternal City (1901, over a million copies sold worldwide) and The Prodigal Son (1904, novel and play). Caine, who edited King Albert's Book during WWI (the proceeds went to help Belgian refugees), published his last full-length novel in 1921 to devote himself to his life's work, a Life of Christ, which he had researched during several visits to Palestine and Transjordania. The book was published posthumously by his sons in 1938, twenty years after Caine had been knighted on the recommendation of Prime Minister Lloyd George. Surface creasing from being affixed. Residue stain on bottom right and top right. Toned. Unrelated newspaper clipping on verso, no show through. Otherwise, fine condition.

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