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HERVEY ALLEN. TLS: "Hervey Allen", 1p, 8½x11. Bonfield, Oxford, Talbot County, Maryland, 1935 May 3. To William Kimberly Palmer, Esq., Chicopee, Mass. In full: "I am greatly in your debt for your exceedingly nice letter to me of March 31 last. A titanic correspondence prevented me from answering as soon as I would like to. Many thanks also for the three poems on Poe, Lanier, and Foster, which you enclosed. I like the sonnet on Poe particularly. Again with every appreciation, Very sincerely". American author Hervey Allen (1889-1949), born William Hervey Allen, is best known for his 1933 novel, Anthony Adverse, which was made into a feature film. A veteran of WWI, Allen began his literary career as a poet while recovering from being gassed while in combat. His best known poem, "The Blindman", was published in "North American Review" in 1919, but as Allen was becoming a major poet (1920), he retreated from his fame and almost entirely gave up writing poetry during the 1930s. His other noted works include a series of historical novels, The Disinherited, about Colonial America. He completed three volumes in the series, The Forest and the Fort (1943), Bedford Village (1944) and Toward the Morning (1948), and Allen also wrote Israfel (1926), a biography of Edgar Allan Poe. Lightly creased with folds, not at signature. Fine condition.

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Born: December 8, 1889 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Died: December 28, 1949 in The Glades, Dade County, Florida

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1936 Anthony Adverse (Writer)

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