The Movies in the Age of Innocence: WAGENKNECHT, Edward

The Movies in the Age of Innocence


Published by University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, 1963
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Small 4to. Tan cloth, dust jacket. xiii, 280pp. Frontispiece, illustrations. Near fine/very good. Jacket a bit rubbed, with archivally closed (on verso) edge tears. Second printing, clean and tight and handsome, of what's probably one of this prolific author, critic and educator's best-known works -- with a choice autograph addition: Tipped to the front flyleaf is a good content Typed Letter Signed, 1p, 5" X 8", Boston, MA, 13 January 1957. Addressed to Albert Johannsen, a University of Chicago academic who authored "The House of Beadle and Adams and Its Dime and Nickel Novels" (University of Oklahoma Press, 1950), the definitive reference work and bibliography on the subject. "After your Beadle and Adams book came out," he writes, "I suggested to the Oklahoma people that they get you to do an anthology of dime novels. They professed to consider the idea a wonder, but so far as I know nothing ever happened." Goes on with interesting biographical details about himself: "I myself am a product of the University of Chicago and began my teaching there. That was in the days when John M. Manly was head of the Department of English. Edith Rickert was a great friend of mine, the only person I ever knew who was both a great scholar and a great teacher. I admired the university much less, I am afraid, under the great Mr. [Robert] Hutchins." Huge, bold signature in black ink. Wagenknecht (1900-2004) was a writer and literary critic with a long literary career, involving H.G. Wells, Howard Pyle and many others, begun in Oak Park, Illinois, where one of his high school classmates was Ernest Hemingway. A really nice, really unusual copy. Bookseller Inventory # 7537

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Title: The Movies in the Age of Innocence

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press, Norman

Publication Date: 1963

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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