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The Wrestlers
London, C.W. Daniel, 1916. A novel by the feminist and ardent pacifist, published the same year as her popular sci-fi novel The Last Weapon, which was confiscated and pulped for promoting peace. In 1934, Wilson was working on a film version of The Wrestlers (a novel about Christianity and Russian exiles in Siberia), and laid in here is a typed letter signed to actress Elizabeth [sic] Bergner conveying the novel along with five pages of filmscript covering "a few parts not in the novel." We can't find that a film version was ever made; Elisabeth Bergner was nominated for an Oscar the next year for her role in Escape Me Never. The author's holograph corrections (name change) appear throughout the script. The letter and filmscript pages are folded in half and edgeworn from overlaying the book. Rusted paperclip attached. The book has been rebound in blue cloth, using the original printed wrappers as cover and spine onlays. Subtitled "Man, Woman & Son" on the front cover, and "Father, Mother & Son" on the title page. A small bit of undocumented female film history. [#034653] $450

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