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Winston Churchill Typed Letter Signed 1941 American Novelist & Landscape Artist For Sale
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WINSTON CHURCHILL (1871-1947)
Winston Churchill was one of the best selling novelists of the early 20th century. After his graduation in 1894 from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, he resigned from the Navy to pursue a writing career. In 1895, he became managing editor of Cosmopolitan magazine, but in less than a year he retired to have more time for writing. While he would be most successful as a novelist, he was also a poet and essayist.
His first novel was The Celebrity (1898). Churchill's next novel, Richard Carvel (1899), was a phenomenon, selling 2 million copies in a
nation of only 76 million, and made Churchill rich. His next two novels, The Crisis (1901) and The Crossing (1904), were also very successful. Richard Carvel, The Crisis, and The Crossing were each produced as Broadway plays. In 1906, his original play, The Title Mart, was produced on Broadway. Churchill's early novels were historical but his later works were set
in contemporary America. He often sought to include his political ideas
into his novels.
In 1899, Churchill moved to Cornish, New Hampshire. He became involved in the Cornish Art Colony, and in politics, and was elected to the state legislature in 1903 and 1905. Churchill unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination for Governor in 1906. In 1912, running as a Progressive with Theodore Roosevelt heading the ticket for President, he again lost the race for Governor of N.H. He never again ran for office. In 1917, Churchill toured the battlefields of World War I and wrote about what he saw, his first non-fiction work, A Traveller in War-Time (1918)
At about this time, Churchill took up watercolors, and also became known for his landscapes.
The future British Prime Minister knew of the noted American author when they were both in their 20s. When the British Churchill began his writing career, he wrote the American Churchill telling him that he would always use his middle initial "S." when he would write books or articles so as not to confuse his works with the American's works which he felt were far superior to anything he might write.
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