File containing pages from three drafts of an Italian translation of Finnegans Wake by Anthony Burgess and Liana Burgess.

Scope and Content

The file contains the following:

Draft 1) Title page ("pHorbiCEtta. James Joyce"), 4 pages of draft handwritten translation (in Burgess's hand) corresponding to page 70 of A Shorter Finnegans Wake, and a typescript of the same draft text, with a handwritten correction by Burgess. The title page has been handwritten and illustrated by Burgess and possibly his son Andrew.

Draft 2) One page of draft text corresponding with the first page of the novel, with handwritten corrections by Burgess.

Draft 3) 5 lines of draft text relating to the first page of the novel, with handwritten corrections by Liana Burgess and Anthony Burgess.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Slight damage due to foxing and the use of metal fasteners.