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Lot 179
ORWELL (GEORGE)
Sold for £3,840 (US$ 6,381) inc. premium
Lot Details
GEORGE ORWELL
ORWELL (GEORGE)
Autograph letter signed ("Eric"), to Eleanor Jaques ("Dearest Eleanor"), hoping they can meet when he travels up to London to collect a copy of Ulysses ("...The friend who was going to lend me "Ulysses" has at last got his copy back, & I shall go up to town one day to collect it, if I can manage it. If I do, I will let you know beforehand & we could meet for tea if you were anywhere in that part of London. Please send that ms. [of 'Clink'] back sometime-no hurry though. Also that letter you cut out of the Nation [on his article 'Common Lodging Houses']. I like to know everything that is said by my enemies..."), one page, 4to, 'The Hawthorns', Hayes, "Wed.", [30 November 1932]

Footnotes

  • A letter complaining of loneliness and yearning to see Eleanor: "If we had even passable weather, how would it be to go out some Sunday into the country,. where we could go for a long walk & then have lunch at a pub? London IS depressing when one has no money... How I wish you were here. Whatever happens you must get some kind of job in London so that we can meet from time to time. I shall be a little less penniless next term, I hope. I am so looking forward to the holidays...When we were together you didn't say whether you were going to let me be your lover again. Of course you can't if Dennis is in S'wold, but otherwise? You mustn't if you don't want to, but I hope you will".

Saleroom notices

  • Autograph envelope included.
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