UPTON SINCLAIR - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 1966 - HFSID 157761
The novelist pens "Here's hoping you can send me many birthday cards!" on this post card from Rockville, Maryland in 1966, two years before his death
Sale Price $488.75
UPTON SINCLAIR The novelist pens "Here's hoping you can send me many birthday cards!" on this post card from Rockville, Maryland in 1966, two years before his death Autograph letter signed "Upton Sinclair" in blue ink. 1 page, 5½x3¼. Written on a 6¢ U. S. air mail postcard. Rockville, Maryland, dated "1966", postmarked Sept. 9, 1966, Rockville, Maryland. Addressed to Justin G. Turner, Los Angeles, California. In full: "Friend Turner Here's hoping you can send me many birthday cards!" 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!. Lightly toned and creased. Normal postal stamps, which touch letter but not signature. Pen dribbled in places while writing addressed, which is still legible. Otherwise, fine condition.
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