The Infant With the Globe Beryl Graves Hand Written Letter Todd Mueller COA
“The Infant With the Globe” Beryl Graves Hand Written Letter Dated 1982. This item is authenticated By Todd Mueller Autographs and comes with their certificate of authenticity. Robert Graves was most widely known for his novel “I, Claudius, ” written in the early 1930s. It was adapted into a TV miniseries that aired in the United States on public television’s Masterpiece Theater in 1977. In his long career, he also wrote dozens of volumes of poetry as well as novels and nonfiction works. He also translated a variety of classical texts. Beryl Graves collaborated with her husband on two of his translations: “The Cross and the Sword” by Manuel de Jesus Galvan and “The Infant With the Globe” by Pedro Antonio de Alarcon. After his death, she co-edited Graves’ “Complete Poems, ” published in 1995. At times during his life, she also was his typist. Graves prided himself on his inability to use the manual machine and wrote everything in longhand, including several dozen letters on a typical day. Beryl Pritchard was born in London on Feb. She attended Oxford University, where she studied politics, philosophy and economics. She met Graves when she was 22 and already engaged to Alan Hodge, a writer whom she married the following year. Graves, who was 20 years Pritchard’s senior, was separated from his first wife, Nancy Nicholson (with whom he also had four children) and was living with his mistress, the poet Laura Riding. The newlywed Hodges spent part of 1938 sharing a chateau in Brittany, France, with Graves and Riding. Pritchard first became Graves’ muse, then divorced Hodge and had three children with Graves before she married him in 1950. Their fourth child was born in 1957. The Graveses lived through World War II in Devon, England, and then moved to Majorca into the same house that Robert Graves had once shared with Riding. Author Miranda Seymour, Robert Graves’ official biographer, recalled meeting Beryl Graves there in 1993. Physically beautiful, with high cheekbones, gray eyes and thick, straight hair, Beryl Graves was gracious to Seymour but not forthcoming about her unusual marriage, Seymour wrote this week in an obituary of Graves for the London Independent newspaper. Later in his life, Robert Graves developed dementia and Beryl attended to him as a nurse would. Seymour recalled how Beryl once helped her husband out of an awkward situation when his memory failed him. He was being introduced to the cast of “I, Claudius” and announced that he was 140 years old, nearly twice his actual age. “That might well be, ” Beryl Graves added lightly. At breakfast he had been 120. Beryl Graves is survived by her four children. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Historical”. The seller is “historicsellsmemorabilia” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Vietnam, Uruguay.