Nov 08, 2018 - Sale 2492

Sale 2492 - Lot 329

Price Realized: $ 2,000
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Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000
EULOGIZING H.G. WELLS IN HIS BBC RADIO PROGRAM E.M. FORSTER. Autograph Manuscript, unsigned, working draft of a script for an episode of his "Some Books" radio program for BBC, remembering H.G. Wells, reviewing Forrest Reid's Milk of Paradise and Osbert Sitwell's The Scarlet Tree, [broadcast on August 28, 1946]. 5 pages, tall 4to, ruled paper, written on rectos of separate sheets; faint scattered foxing and soiling, few short closed tears at edges. Np, [August 1946]

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"Anything I have to say this month must be overshadowed by the death of H.G. Wells. A great figure in world literature has been removed . . . . I remember being on a platform in the early thirties with him, to protest against the Incitement to Disaffection Bill. Wells . . . seized the opportunity to attack the Soviet Union, a topic which had nothing whatever to do with our objective . . . ."

Published in The BBC Talks of E.M. Forster, 1929-1960, ed. Lago, Hughes, and Walls (Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2008), 368-72.