Manuscript Card Signed. Kate Field, Mary Katherine Keemle Field, Anthony Trollope.
Manuscript Card Signed

Manuscript Card Signed

No Place Stated: Kate Field, No Place Stated. Original Manuscript Card Signed. No Binding. A motto written by Kate Field on a white card SIGNED BY KATE FIELD, a noted American journalist, lecturer, actress, and women's activist. The card, written entirely in her hand, reads as follows: "The price of suc- / cess is industry. // Kate Field." The card is in Fine condition, shows some faint shadow lines at each corner -- presumably from having once been slipped into corner triangles for placement in an album, and measures approximately 4 1/4 inches by approximately 2 1/2 inches. Author and advocate for women's rights, Kate Field met never married. She met the celebrated English novelist Anthony Trollope in Florence, Italy in 1860 while at the home of Francis Trollope, mother of Anthony Trollope and herself a highly successful novelist. Kate Field and Anthony Trollope became close friends, and, in his "Autobiography" Trollope wrote of her as follows: "There is an American woman, of whom not to speak in a work purporting to [be] a memoir of my own life would be to omit all allusion to one of the chief pleasures which has graced my later years." Scholars have speculated on the precise nature of their regard for each other and she may have been the inspiration for Anthony Trollope's posthumously published novel "An Old Man's Love", Trollope's last novel, the manuscript of which was found in Trollope's desk drawer after his death. This final work -- which he completed several month's before Trollope suffered the stroke which led to his death about a month later, revolves around a man and his ward, a woman thirty years his junior -- was first published in 1884 and tells of the fondness, both protective and passionate, that the man has for her. A Fine copy of this noted motto, SIGNED BY KATE FIELD. Fine. Item #771

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