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    Noted Author Jack London Autograph Letter Signed Two pages, 8" x 10.5", London, England, August 29, 1902, to his friend and poet, Charles Warren Stoddard while in England. The letter tells Stoddard that he has finally caught up with the frequent traveler, in London England. In this casual insight into the famous author, London he talks about how he dislikes England's capital and begs Stoddard to leave the "University" (Stoddard has just resigned from the Catholic University where he taught) and join him in California to live. Writes London, "It's God's country, I think." The letter goes on to tell that Jack is in the "East End" of London studying the "heart of the greatest empire in the world," and proclaiming it "rotten." The book that London mentions he is "rushing along" would most likely be The People of the Abyss which gained London much recognition as it exposed the underbelly of London, England when the British Empire was at it's height. Much more content in this letter gives an excellent insight to a man noted already for his writing but also recognized for being an investigative novelist with a conscience. The letter has an extra notation scribbled upside down along the top and it ends with "greatest affection Jack London." Written on thin paper, some edge and corner roughness, else fine. The exceptional content of this letter gives grand insight into the personal life of Jack London. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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