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Lot 180
ORWELL (GEORGE)
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GEORGE ORWELL
ORWELL (GEORGE)
Autograph letter signed ("Eric"), to Eleanor Jaques ("Dearest Eleanor"), hoping they can go on an excursion together ("...Can you by any chance come out with me this Sunday 18th? (W[eather].p[ermitting]. of course, but given even tolerable weather I should love to go for a walk somewhere... For instance if you could take a ticket to Uxbridge from Paddington & let me know the time, I could get in at Hayes & we could go on to Uxbridge & have a good long walk, & get lunch at Denham or somewhere - I hardly know the country but could consult a map ..."), and telling her of a possible new acquaintance ("...a friend of mine in London has some time shortly coming to stay with him a person who he says is most exciting - an old man who lives the life of a vagabond in order to conform with the Sermon on the Mount..."), 2 pages, 8vo, 'The Hawthorns', Hayes, "Tue." [13 December 1932]

Footnotes

  • Gordon Comstock and Rosemary make a similar excursion to Burnham Beeches in Keep the Aspidistra Flying (see also the letter of 6 June 1934 below).

Saleroom notices

  • Autograph envelope included.
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