Two typed letters signed, ("V. Nabokov") to Walter Bradbury, editor at Doubleday

1946. On August 9, 1946, Nabokov writes asking for a decision on his novel, submitted under the provisional title "Solus Rex" in June. A month later he suggests that "surely, by now you have had an opportunity to make up your mind about it, adding, "may I be quite frank and add that I had hoped you would see its merits in a much shorter time?" The earlier letter is annotated in pencil noting who it (presumably the manuscript) was being held for: editor-in-chief Ken McCormick, executive editor Lee Barker, and editor Isabelle Taylor (probably). The September letter is annotated "Russian Literature / Edmund Wilson". Solus Rex was never completed. Item #32388

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