The intended title of the thesis is not known. The document is divided into five chapters:
Chapter 1: Introduction and statement of the problem
Chapter 2: Biography disguised as fiction
Chapter 3: The literary philosophy of Burgess
Chapter 4: Literary applications of Burgess's dualism
Chapter 5: Burgess's semantic games
Chapter 6: Summary and conclusion
Corrections have been made to the text in an unknown hand - possibly the original author's.
The first page of Chapter 1 of the typescript has been numbered "66" in the top right-hand corner. The document appears to have been received by Burgess, or his wife, Liana, during Burgess's lifetime. The author's name - along with any other contextual information - has, however, not been recorded.