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Forster, E.M. (Clouds Hill Volume with bookplate)
Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson
London: Edward Arnold & Co, 1934. A volume from the library of T.E. Lawrence at Clouds Hill. It is a biography of Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson, by E.M. Forster, published by Edward Arnold & Co in 1934. It bears the correct "Clouds Hill" bookplate and has added interest in a number of respects. It is in original cloth a little worn, as is the case with many books from Clouds Hill. It is by a great literary friend of TE’s, Edward Morgan Forster (1879-1970), the renowned scholar and novelist. In addition we have a record of TE’s thoughts and feelings upon reading this very book, related in a letter to Forster dated 24. v. 34 from his lodgings at 13 Birmingham Street, Southampton: Dear E.M.F., It is Thursday night, and I have just finished your life of G.L.D., upon which I have been quietly happy for many evenings. In the daytime I run boats up and down the Solent (and shall do, for another month) and in the evening I try always to read a little. Your book has been quite precious. The restraint, the beautiful tidiness of it, the subtlety, and its commonsense… your glorification of quiet and care for the average man…all these points lift it far above ordinary biography. It must have been hard to do, but seldom can an artist have so surely and confidently achieved his aim. The very care to avoid the unattainable is wisdom. Full marks to you. I wish I had known G.L.D. I found pleasure in your wit widespread over the pages. The sentence ‘she forgave him’ is almost your best: not so quotable as the smoking-room chairs, but of greater style. I looked ba … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Rickaro Books BA PBFA [Wakefield, United Kingdom]

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