G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. CXLII A. Poems, mostly fragmentary, the opening of a novel 'Chapter 1. The fight on the towing path' (ff. 1-19), and sketches; circa 1893. Includes poem 'Womanhood' (ff. 36-37), poem addressed to Madge, i.e. Madge Vivian (published as 'Madge' in C.W., vol. 10, p. 306) (ff. 37v-38), and part of a draft of the story 'The jongleur de Dieu' (see references at Add. 73340 D) (ff. 25-27). 'The fight on the towing path' formed the origin of the novel The Ball and the Cross (see also Add. 73355 A). Text commences at both ends.
ff. i+67. 202 x 165mm.