File containing brief notes on Burgess's plans for a new novel (which subsequently became his verse novel, Byrne) and a fragment of a draft of the novel.

Scope and Content

A rhyming stanza (in Italian) has been typed on the reverse of Burgess's handwritten brief notes on his plans for his "new novel". (The fragment of a draft of Byrne extends to twenty eight lines.)

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Very slight damage to two of the pages caused by metal fasteners and a tear to the left-hand side of the third page.


"Byrne: A Novel" by Anthony Burgess (Hutchinson, London, 1995). (The draft fragment corresponds to page 117 of this edition.)