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To Edward T. Chase [Letter 535]

Item Reference Code: 100_12A_016_001

Date(s) of creation

August 21, 1965

Recipient

Edward T. Chase

Transcript

Ned Chase (1919–2005) was editorial vice president at New American Library, which published most of AR’s books. He was the father of comic actor Chevy Chase.

August 21, 1965

Mr. Edward T. Chase
The New American Library, Inc.
1301 Avenue of the Americas
New York, N.Y. 10019

Dear Mr. Chase:

Thank you very much for the SHAKESPEARE set which you sent me.

You have good reason to be proud of these books. I think it is the most beautiful publishing job I have ever seen in paperback. I must mention the artist’s work on the covers, which is superb.

I have glanced through the copy and I find the handling of the footnote “translations” is excellent. I am happy to have these books, and I know that I will be able to read Shakespeare in English now.

Cordially,

 

Ayn Rand

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