Typescript, being a short story titled "Nightmare,"

Lot Number 100
Author FITZGERALD, F. SCOTT
Title Typescript, being a short story titled "Nightmare,"
Year Published 1932
Place Printed
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Description FITZGERALD, F. SCOTT Typescript, being a short story titled "Nightmare," n.p., c. 1932, 54 pages (11 x 8 5/8 in.; 278 x 212 mm), with manuscript corrections and additions in pencil in the author's hand; some minor fraying at edges of a few leaves, some light browning, stain from paper clip of first and last leaves — [With:]: a clean typescript of the story, n.p., c. 1932, 35 pages (11 x 8 5/8 in.; 278 x 212 mm); minimal wear and soiling; accompanied by a typed note from Harold Ober, summarizing the plot.
Comments An unpublished short story from the early 1930's, originally titled "Fantasy in Black". The original title has been scored through on the first page of the corrected manuscript and the new title written in ink. Harold Ober judged the story "Original and amusing. But slight. Institution for crazy people. Heroine daughter of doctor who owns institution. She acts as nurse, etc. Three rich brothers have been committed. They will their fortune to institution. Fourth brother has a breakdown and comes. Girl saves him from being kept there so Institution can get all the money. Very improbable of course but well told." A note below in pencil lists publications which have rejected the story: College Humor, Cosmopolitan, Red Book, and Saturday Evening Post.
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Estimated Price USD 30,000.00 - 50,000.00
Actual Price USD 80,500.00

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Auction House Sothebys
Website http://www.sothebys.com/
Auction Name Fine Books and Manuscripts
Sale Number #NO8864
Auction Date June 15, 2012 - June 15, 2012
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