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JOHN HERSEY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 2/16 - HFSID 250988

JOHN HERSEY The author sends a letter to Mary Margaret McBride thanking her for her description of Major Victor Joppolo's character in his novel A Bell for Adano Autograph Letter Signed: "John Hersey", 1p, 7¼x11. New York, 1949 February 11.

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JOHN HERSEY
The author sends a letter to Mary Margaret McBride thanking her for her description of Major Victor Joppolo's character in his novel A Bell for Adano
Autograph Letter Signed: "John Hersey", 1p, 7¼x11. New York, 1949 February 11. On "Life" letterhead to radio personality Mary Margaret [McBride]. In full: "Thanks ever so much for a lot of things - for the program, which I'm sure helped the book, for your nice note, and for your generous interest in me. Incidentally, I don't know whether I made as clear as I would have liked after the broadcast that I was really glad to have you stress the warm, positive good side of Major Joppolo. That was most of why I wrote the book. Thanks again for everything". Major Victor Joppolo, an American Army officer of Italian descent, was the main character in Hersey's first novel, A Bell for Adano (1944). A former war correspondent in the Pacific and Europe for Time magazine (1939-1945), JOHN HERSEY (1914-1993) brought vivid accounts of war to readers in such books as Men on Bataan (1942), Hiroshima (1946), a graphic report on the bombing of the Japanese city, and The Wall (1950). His 1944 book, A Bell for Adano, the story of the Allied occupation of Italy, won the 1945 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Lightly creased. Nicked at upper right blank corner. Otherwise, fine condition.

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