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“Bating bad memory and self-deception”

As already said, RLS was managing all his publishing arrangements himself, and an occasional lapse of memory or attention betrayed him into misunderstandings and conflicting agreements with two different publishers, both his friends, Charles Scribner and Samuel Sidney McClure. He … Continue reading

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“Jekyll was conceived, written, re-written, re-rewritten, and printed inside ten weeks”

[As usual, for correct and critical edition of this letter, see Mehew 5, 1567.] To F.W.H. Myers [Colvin 1912, pp. 212-213] Skerryvore, Bournemouth, March 1st, 1886 My dear Sir, I know not how to thank you: this is as handsome … Continue reading

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I have another thing coming out

RLS accepted the dedication of Low’s illustrated edition of Keats’s Lamia, and sent him in return the newly published Jekyll and Hyde. For Keats’s Lamia illustrated by Low, see: https://archive.org/stream/lamia___00keat#page/n0/mode/2up [As usual, dots between square brackets indicate cuts made by … Continue reading

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Indigestion has its uses

RLS’s letter sending the MS of Jekyll & Hyde to Longman does not appear to have survived, but Charles Longman, the publisher, acknowledged it on 31 October 1885. It was recorded by Andrew Lang in Athenaeum of 9 February 1895, … Continue reading

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