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.)
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.
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- ReferenceGB 3104 AB/ARCH/A/BYR/1
- Dates of Creationc.1989-c.1993
- Language of MaterialEnglish Italian
- Physical Description3 pages
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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.)