Typescript fragment from A Cool Million
Typescript fragment from A Cool Million

NATHANAEL WEST, C.1934

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Typescript fragment from A Cool Million
Nathanael West, c.1934
[WEST, Nathanael (1903-1940). Typescript fragment from A Cool Million, no place, c.1934].

Carbon typescript, five pages, 277 x 212mm, occasional pencil corrections (leaves toned, some loss at margins.) Custom cloth box.

Typescript fragment from West's third novel. The satire of the Horatio Alger series follows, as its subtitle suggests, "the dismantling of Lemuel Pitkin." The present pages, not continuous, comprise passages from the end of Chapter 13 to Chapter 15. The changes between the typescript and the published text are generally minor. West manuscripts are rare at auction; ABPC records only one other fragment selling in 2019. [With:] Four black and white photographs of West.

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