Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Los Angeles: Selznick International, 1946. Final Draft script for an unproduced film adaptation of Thomas Hardy's 1892 novel, adapted for the screen by Allan Scott for Selznick International.

David O. Selznick held the movie rights to Hardy's story for many years (with Jennifer Jones in mind for Tess). Selznick's two greatest dreams had been to film "Gone With the Wind" and "Tess of the D'Urber villes." He never fulfilled his second dream; at his death the rights to the novel remained in his estate.

Goldenrod titled wrappers, with "Screenplay" and copy number, and credit for screenwriter Alan Scott on the front wrapper. 254 pages, with last page numbered 253. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, internally bound with three gold brads.

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