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UPTON SINCLAIR - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 03/18/1962 - HFSID 252448

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author penned this letter on his personalized stationery in 1962 to tell the recipient that he couldn't answer his questions. Accompanied by original mailing envelope

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UPTON SINCLAIR The Pulitzer Prize-winning author penned this letter on his personalized stationery in 1962 to tell the recipient that he couldn't answer his questions. Accompanied by original mailing envelope Autograph letter signed "Upton Sinclair" in blue ink. 1 page, 8½x5½, on Sinclair's personalized stationery. March 18, 1962. In full: "Dear Mr Fischbach: You ask me many ques-tions - & I have no [illegible]! So - best wishes". Lightly toned. Folded twice and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition. Accompanied by: Original mailing envelope. 6½x3½. 4¢ prepaid envelope. Postmarked Monrovia, California, March 19, 1962. Addressed in unknown hand to J. A. Fischbach, Phoenix, Arizona. Lightly toned and creased. Neatly cut open at top edge. Otherwise in fine condition. American writer Sinclair (1878-1968) is best known for The Jungle, his 1906 novel exposing the horrors of the Chicago meat-packing industry. His other novels include The Money Changers (1908), King Coal (1917) and Oil! (1927). Sinclair was also active in politics, organizing the socialist EPIC (End Poverty in California) movement during the Great Depression and running for as Democratic candidate for Governor of California in 1934. In the 1940s, Sinclair wrote an 11-volume series about contemporary American character, "Lanny Budd", who travels through time and meets historical figures; Dragon's Teeth (1942), in which Budd meets Adolf Hitler, won the 1943 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Eight of his books have been adapted for film and TV, including There Will Be Blood (2007), which was based on Oil!.

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