ALs to Percy Fitzgerald

Charles Dickens
ALs to Percy Fitzgerald

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Item No: cdc292401
Title: ALs to Percy Fitzgerald
Accession Number: 87-296
Physical Description: [1] page

Gad's Hill Place
Higham by Rochester, Kent.
Thursday Twelfth September, 1867

My Dear Fitzgerald,
     Many thanks for the play enclosed. It goes very glibly and merrily and smoothly, but I make so bold as to say that you can write a much better one. The most characteristic part in it is much too like Compton in The Unequal Match. And the best scene in it (where the husband urges his wife to go away) is so excessively dangerous, and is so very near passing a delicate line, that I think the chances would be very many to one against an audience's acceptance of it. Because, however drolly the situation is presented, the fact is not to be got over that that lady seriously supposes her husband to be in league with another man, to hand her over to that other man: both those men being present with her.
     Put your sister, mentally, in that situation.

                                             Ever Faithfully Yours

MssDate: Thursday Twelfth September, 1867
Media Type: Letters
Source: Rare Book Department
Recipient: Fitzgerald, Percy
Provenance: Purchase, Matlack Fund, 1959


 The Letters of Charles Dickens, Pilgrim Edition, Volume Eleven, 1865-1867, p. 426.

Country: Creation Place Note:Gad's Hill Place
City/Town/Township:Higham by Rochester, Kent

Call Number: DL F576p1 1867-09-12
Creator Name: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 - Author

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