English novelist and detective story writer; creator of Sherlock Holmes.
Autograph Manuscript, unsigned, one page, octavo, undated. Fine condition.
“From the Uncle Remus story of talking snakes at the beginning of Genesis down to the absolute raving lunacy of the Apocalypse at the end of the volume, what a singular collection of documents. They have nothing in common save that by some freak of fate they have come to be bound within the same covers. There is false history, beautiful rhapsody, the theology of savages, love poems, stories obscene and instructive, folk lore, and one beautiful though misty epic associated with high moral teaching. Yet all is equally Un Bible, and no serious attempt made to discriminate between the sublime and the ridiculous.” Fine condition.
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- Literature – English/Irish