Item 1 - Letter from E. M. Forster to R. C. Trevelyan

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TRER/3/1

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Letter from E. M. Forster to R. C. Trevelyan

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  • 5 July 1904 (Creation)

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11 Drayton Court, Drayton Gardens, S. W. - Is glad Trevelyan likes the story ["The Eternal Moment"] better than he expected; he agrees about the end and will work on it; is satisfied with the beginning although Trevelyan is right that the conversation suggests 'a rather unbecoming sauciness'. Wished Trevelyan had told him where 'the facetiae' are, as these are a definite fault. Asks if Ch[apter] II is a 'hash'. Does not think that he ought to come to Seatoller, as another house is 'ripening', and apologises. His mother sends her remembrance to Trevelyan and his wife. His Ravello story "The Story of a Panic" will appear next month: he 'likes it more than [he] ought'.

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Appears in Forster, E., Lago, M., & Furbank, P. (1985). Selected letters of E.M. Forster. Vol. 1, 1879-1920 / edited by Mary Lago and P.N. Furbank. London: Arena.

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