(Reuters) - Original manuscripts and drawings by former Beatle John Lennon, produced for two acclaimed books he wrote in the mid-1960s, sold for $2.9 million on Wednesday, more than double the pre-sale estimate, Sotheby's auction house said.
The original manuscript of American author F. Scott Fitzgerald’s first novel, “This Side of Paradise,” has been digitized and made publicly accessible online, the Princeton University Library announced today.
In letters from early 1930s to Edith Morpurgo, Fleming writes: 'I would like to hurt you because you have earned it'
It might sound more Fifty Shades of Grey than 007, but a series of letters by a young Ian Fleming to his Austrian lover see the man who would go on to create James Bond detailing how he would like "to hurt you because you have earned it and in order to tame you like a little wild animal".
The little-known New York roots of a French classic are unearthed in “The Little Prince: A New York Story,” a Morgan Library exhibition that explores the origins of the deceptively profound children’s book.
The lyrics to “Born to Run,” the evocative title track of Bruce Springsteen’s third album, from 1975, seem to roll off Mr. Springsteen’s tongue on the recording, a torrent of inspired urban car-culture imagery.