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Thackeray, William Makepeace (1811-1863)

Auction:
2256
Lot:
48
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$3,173$2,700

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2256
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 21, 2004 11:00AM

Description:

Thackeray, William Makepeace (1811-1863), Autograph letter signed, June 2nd, [no year], one page, recipient unknown, an answer to a query concerning reading materials, "When I was young I read everything I could lay my hands on and what I wrote was bad and poor stuff for many years-whereas some people begin to write well young - witness Mr. Dickens and Mr. Tennyson who was a great poet at 20...No instructor - only genius and industry," (good overall).
Estimate $1,500-2,000

Keywords

William Makepeace, great poet , Tennyson, instructor , Charles Dickens

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