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“A man’s wife gets into his fiction, for better, for worse”

[For correct and critical edition of this letter see Mehew 6, 2159.] To David Christie Murray [Murray, Recollections, 1908, pp. 299-302] Honolulu [? April 1889] Dear Mr Christie Murray, Here is a strange place for me to date a letter … Continue reading

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“Prince Otto was originally a tragedy, and, by my sooth! in blank verse”

Gerald Gurney and T.B. Thalberg were adapting on the stage RLS’s novel, Prince Otto. [For critical edition of this letter, see Mehew 6, 2000.] To Gerald Gurney [The Academy, 19 May 1900, p. 419] Saranac Lake [? January 1888] Dear … Continue reading

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You will never be a Pirate!

This amiable and excellent public servant, art-critic, and versifier was a friend of old Savile Club days; the drift of his letter can easily be guessed from this reply. [As usual, dots between square brackets indicate cuts made by Sidney … Continue reading

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