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'Continuation of Book Seven. Goremenghast' ( Titus Groan chapters 57-59)

Add MS 88931/1/3/8 : c 10 Jun 1942-24 Jul 1942

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  • Title:
    'Continuation of Book Seven. Goremenghast' ( Titus Groan chapters 57-59)
  • Collection Area: Western Manuscripts
  • Reference: Add MS 88931/1/3/8
  • Creation Date: c 10 Jun 1942-24 Jul 1942
  • Extent and Access:
    Extent: 1 volume

    Access Conditions: Restrictions to access apply please consult British Library staff:
  • Language: English
  • Contents and Scope:

    Revised autograph manuscript, in ink, entitled 'The Breakfast (Continued)'. Notebook mostly contains the reveries of the different characters present at 'The Breakfast'. First leaf inscribed 'Occupational Therapy June [?]10th 1942 ! Southport'. On f.21v inscribed 'END OF BOOK ONE - (at last) Southport July 24th 1942'.

    Also contains:

    • f.13v: list of various projects;
    • drafts of poems: 'Now is the month of maying' (f.12v) and 'Curl up in the great window seat' (back cover);
    • ff.22v-23: drawings of musical scales and notes.

    Drawings in ink include:

    • f.1v: sketch of 'The Breakfast' with characters sat around the table;
    • f.10v: detailed drawing of male figure [self-portrait?];
    • f.12: male head;
    • f.12v: head [Maeve?];
    • f.13: two studies of a male head;
    • f.20: cartoon-like drawing of male in suit, carrying walking stick.

    Physical characteristics:

    Materials: soft-bound volume.

    Dimensions: 200mm x 156mm.

    Foliation: ff.iii+23.

  • Former Identifiers: UCL ref: MS ADD 234 2 (vii)
  • Copies: Digital images (made by the British Library in 2012) of this entire volume are available to consult in the Manuscripts Reading Room - please see staff for details

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