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Record Price For Novel Rights

Warner Brothers has purchased for a record pre-publication price, the motion picture rights to the much-talked-about novel, youngblood Hawke, by Herman Wouk, author of Marjorie Morningstar and The Caine Mutiny, it was announced by President Jack L. Warner, Burbank, California, on April, 1962.

The novel is published by Doubleday and Company, which has announced an unprecedented first printing of 200,000 copies. The Book-of-the-Month Club selected Youngblood Hawke for June after McCall's Magazine ran a five-part serialization, beĀ­ginning in March. The Readers Digest will print a condensation in the near future.
Youngblood Hawke is a contemporary novel about the struggles and loves of a Southern writer who becomes a major novelist.

I suppose Mr. Wouk would not say about this book what anĀ­other wrote: "The beginnings and endings of all human undertakings are untidy, the building of a house, the writing of a novel, the demolition of a bridge, and, eminently, the finish of a voyage."

I hope Mr. Wouk's novel has enough merit to prevent people saying: "The books we ought to read are poky, dull, and dry; the books that we would like to read, we are ashamed to buy."

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