March 25, 1946
Dear Lorine Pruette:
Thank you for your letter. I was happy to hear from you—because you will always have a very special place in my life, and a very special affection. You were and are the only reviewer who gave “The Fountainhead” an intelligent consideration. Fifty years from now, I will still say “Thank you” to you for that.
I am happy that you are watching the success of “The Fountainhead.” You are one of the very few people who have a right to consider that success as a tribute to their own judgment.
I shall send a copy of the book to Mr. and Mrs. Westerling in Holland. It is strange and rather touching that they should have discovered the book in Europe and decided to ask for it.
I am now working on my next novel, and do not know whether I’ll come to New York this year. If I do, I shall certainly hope for a chance to see you again. Sould you ever make a trip to California, please let me be the first to know about it.
Gratefully yours—as before,
Now and ever,