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Description: In this autograph letter signed, Lewis writes in full: “No, the Time account rose from just plain lie on the part of the little Yale librarian. I’m sorry he did that sort of thing– & I’m very glad you wrote to me. Sincerely yours, Sinclair Lewis”. In March of 1931, Lewis publicly accused Theodore Dreiser of plagiarism. For months they feuded and traded accusations. We assume this letter somehow relates to that spat which played out in the national media.

Written on a 10 1/2″ x 7 1/4″ sheet of “Twin Farms Barnard, Vermont” imprinted stationery. Item #A01432

Harry Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951) was the first American writer to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature (1930). Main Street, Babbitt, Elmer Gantry, and Arrowsmith are just a few of the noteworthy books from his prodigious output.

Condition: A few spots of mounting residue on verso, mailing folds, otherwise very good.