Graham Greene – A Burnt Out Case – First UK Edition 1961 – SIGNED to Dorothy Craigie

Graham Greene – A Burnt Out Case – First UK Edition 1961 – SIGNED to Dorothy Craigie

graham greene a burnt out case first uk edition 1961 signed to dorothy craigie 11509

Graham Greene – A Burnt Out Case – First UK Edition 1961 – SIGNED to Dorothy Craigie

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A first edition, first printing published by Heinemann in 1961. A near fine book signed and inscribed to Greene’s former lover and collaborator Dorothy Craigie (nee Dorothy Glover) on the day of publication (For Dorothy/with love from/Graham/Jan. 1961). In a near fine unclipped wrapper with a little wear to the extremities. 

Graham Greene (1904-1991) and Dorothy Glover (1901-1971) met in the spring of 1939 when he rented a studio from her in Mecklenburg Square for writing. At the time she was working as a theatre costume designer in London. They began and affair shortly after, Greene moving in with Glover as his family was in the countryside. During the Blitz of London in 1940-1941, Glover and Greene both served as neighborhood fire wardens. By 1946 his loyalty and interest in the affair was decreasing, but they continued to live together until the summer of 1948, when he moved into an apartment adjacent to Catherine Walston’s, who he had met and begun an affair with the year before (cf. Sherry 1994). 

Glover later began a career as a children’s book illustrator under the name Dorothy Craigie. She collaborated with Greene on many children’s books, among them: The Little Train, Eyre and Spottiswoode, The Little Fire Engine, The Little Horse Bus, The Little Steamroller: A Story of Adventure, Mystery and Detection. Many of these works were translated into French, German, Swedish, Dutch and Italian in the 1950’s. In the mid-1950’s Craigie branched out on her own as both an author and illustrator, publishing many children’s books through Max Parrish (from Georgetown University Collections).

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A first edition, first printing published by Heinemann in 1961. A near fine book signed and inscribed to Greene’s former lover and collaborator Dorothy Craigie (nee Dorothy Glover) on the day of publication (For Dorothy/with love from/Graham/Jan. 1961). In a near fine unclipped wrapper with a little wear to the extremities. 

Graham Greene (1904-1991) and Dorothy Glover (1901-1971) met in the spring of 1939 when he rented a studio from her in Mecklenburg Square for writing. At the time she was working as a theatre costume designer in London. They began and affair shortly after, Greene moving in with Glover as his family was in the countryside. During the Blitz of London in 1940-1941, Glover and Greene both served as neighborhood fire wardens. By 1946 his loyalty and interest in the affair was decreasing, but they continued to live together until the summer of 1948, when he moved into an apartment adjacent to Catherine Walston’s, who he had met and begun an affair with the year before (cf. Sherry 1994). 

Glover later began a career as a children’s book illustrator under the name Dorothy Craigie. She collaborated with Greene on many children’s books, among them: The Little Train, Eyre and Spottiswoode, The Little Fire Engine, The Little Horse Bus, The Little Steamroller: A Story of Adventure, Mystery and Detection. Many of these works were translated into French, German, Swedish, Dutch and Italian in the 1950’s. In the mid-1950’s Craigie branched out on her own as both an author and illustrator, publishing many children’s books through Max Parrish (from Georgetown University Collections).

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