CHARLES MAJOR AUTOGRAPHED FLY LEAF


Charles Major was born July 25, 1856 – died February 13, 1913. Charles Major was an American lawyer and novelist. Major developed in interest in both law and English history at an early age and attended the University of Michigan from 1872 through 1875, being admitted to the Indiana bar association in 1877. Shortly thereafter he opened his own law practice, which launched a short political career, culminating in a year-long term in the Indiana state legislature. Writing remained an interest of Major, and in 1898, he published his first novel, When Knighthood Was in Flower. The novel about England during the reign of King Henry VIII was an exhaustively researched historical romance, and became enormously popular, holding a place on the New York Times bestselling list for nearly three years. The novel was adapted into a popular Broadway play by Paul Kester in 1901, premiering at the Criterion Theatre that year. The novel also launched relatively successful film adaptations in 1908 and 1922. Original Charles Major Autograph, signed on a Fly Leaf. Approx. size 5 x 7 1/2 inches. Regular Price – $ 198.00 / Sale Price – $ 144.99.

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