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POOLE, Ernest
TWO DRAFTS OF THE MANUSCRIPT for WITH EASTERN EYES
n. d. [1926], Franconia, NH. Two drafts of a manuscript on 8-1/2" x 11" paper, one incomplete and the other complete, together 460 pages housed in a gilt-lettered green morocco-backed cloth clamshell box. The earlier draft, comprising about the first third of the book, is on the recto of 121 yellow sheets, 48 of which are in pencil in the author's holograph, the balance being typescript heavily corrected by Poole in pencil. The complete draft is a typescript on the recto of 339 pages with extensive manuscript corrections in pencil throughout. Both versions contain title pages SIGNED and titled by the author on one and initialed on the other, as well as manuscript instructions by Poole to his secretary, who did the typing, and both (but especially the first) also contain numerous cancelled passages and holograph interpolations. Ernest Poole, greatly influenced by Jacob Riis's HOW THE OTHER HALF LIVES, worked as a journalist campaigning for social reforms including an end to child labor. His novel, HIS FAMILY, won the very first Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1918. Serving as a correspondent for the SATURDAY EVENING POST in Russia, he reported on that nation's revolution to an American public eager to understand. He expanded those articles into two books, both published in 1918: "THE DARK PEOPLE": RUSSIA'S CRISIS and THE VILLAGE: RUSSIAN IMPRESSIONS. The novel, WITH EASTERN EYES, published in 1927, is about New England life seen through the Russian eyes of Pavel Boganoff, an astronomer who has come to visit a fellow astronomer in New Hampshire. Paper browning and a bit brittle … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB [Fleetwood, PA, U.S.A.]
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