Julia Child's rejection letter from Houghton Mifflin

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


Marylène Altieri, curator of books and printed materials at Radcliffe Institute's Schlesinger Library, describes a letter from Houghton Mifflin to Julia Child in 1959 rejecting Mastering the Art of French Cooking because it was too long. Houghton Mifflin suggested she shop the book elsewhere.

Explore the Julia Child Papers at the Schlesinger Library online.