FROM H. P. Lovecraft
TO Zealia Brown Reed


Lovecraft's estimation on revising "The Woman Who Came Back" (which Lovecraft would re-title "The Return"), which he can begin working on right after he finishes "The Blue Foulard"; general writing advice and more suggestions for reading, especially realistic writers (Joseph Conrad, William McFee, Theodore Dreiser, Edith Wharton, Ben Hecht, & Sherwood Anderson) and avoiding cheap and artificial tropes of simple romance & melodrama (citing further Samuel Butler's "The Way of All Flesh," George Bernard Shaw, and Oscar Wilde's "Intentions"); Lovecraft's difficulty in staying to the subject while writing out of doors; encouragement on "The Return."

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