HAROLD BELL WRIGHT AUTOGRAPH


Harold Bell Wright was born May 4, 1872 – died May 24, 1944.  Wright was a best-selling American writer of fiction, essays, and non-fiction during the first half of the 20th century. Although mostly forgotten or ignored after the middle of the 20th century, he is said to have been the first American writer to sell a million copies of a novel and the first to make $1 million from writing fiction. Between 1902 and 1942 Wright wrote 19 books, several stage plays, and many magazine articles. More than twenty one movies were made or claimed to be made from Wright’s stories, including Gary Cooper’s first major movie, The Winning of Barbara Worth (1926) and the John Wayne film, The Shepherd of the Hills (1941). Published works of Harold Bell Wright: That Printer of Udell’s Book Supply Company, 1902-03 The Shepherd of the Hills Book Supply Company, 1907 The Calling of Dan Matthews Book Supply Company, 1909 The Uncrowned King Book Supply Company, 1910 The Winning of Barbara Worth Book Supply Company, 1911 Their Yesterdays Book Supply Company, 1912 The Eyes of the World Book Supply Company, 1914 When a Man’s a Man Book Supply Company, 1916 The Re-Creation of Brian Kent Book Supply Company, 1919 Helen of the Old House D. Appleton and Company, 1921 The Mine with the Iron Door D. Appleton and Company, 1923 A Son of His Father D. Appleton and Company, 1925 God and the Groceryman D. Appleton and Company, 1927 Long Ago Told: Legends of the Papago Indians D. Appleton and Company, 1929 Exit D. Appleton and Company, 1930 The Devil’s Highway D. Appleton and Company, 1932 Ma Cinderella Harper and Brothers, 1932 To My Sons Harper and Brothers, 1934 The Man Who Went Away Harper and Brothers, 1942 Original Harold Bell Wright Autograph, signed on Heavy Card Stock. Approx. Size 2 x 3 3/4 inches. Hand Written: Sincerely Yours Harold Bell Wright Tucson, Arz. 1931. Regular Price – $ 135.00 / Sale Price – $ 75.00.

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