MARIE CORELLI - AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED 09/10/1919 - HFSID 67743
Sale Price $126.00
Marie Corelli signs an autograph sentiment on a piece of paper.
Autograph Sentiment signed: "Yours sincerely/Marie Corelli/Sept 10, 1919", 4¼x6¾ page affixed to 5x7¾ sheet. Raised, embossed letterhead: "Mason Croft/Stratford-on-Avon." Born Mary Mackay, the daughter of Scottish poet Charles Mackay, this popular novelist (1855-1924) of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century preferred to be known by her pen name of Marie Corelli, under which she also performed on the piano. Her bestselling novel, The Sorrows of Satan (1895) broke publishing records. Reviled by many critics of her day, she also had admirers, including Mark Twain and Lord Tennyson. She was a favorite of Queen Victoria. Corelli's romantic novels feature strong female characters and much social criticism. She and her lifelong companion, Bertha Vyver, purchased and restored Mason Croft in Stratford, reputedly the former home of Shakespeare's daughter. Among her other best-selling novels were A Romance of Two Worlds (1886) and Barabbas (1893). Mounting adhesive shows through around edges, touching "Y" of "Yours." Horizontal fold crosses signature. Mounting sheet is soiled, and frayed on left edge, missing a ¼x¾-inch piece in the lower left corner.
Following offer submission users will be contacted at their account email address within 48 hours. Our response will be to accept your offer, decline your offer or send you a final counteroffer. All offers can be viewed from within the "Document Offers" area of your HistoryForSale account. Please review the Make Offer Terms prior to making an offer.
If you have not received an offer acceptance or counter-offer email within 24-hours please check your spam/junk email folder.