G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. CLXII B. Draft of 'A defence of penny dreadfu ... 

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G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. CLXII B. Draft of 'A defence of penny dreadfuls' (published in The Speaker, vol. 3, no. 75 (16 March 1901), pp. 619-620; see also Add. 73342 E) (ff. 24v-16v vol. rev.), poem 'The song unwritten' (see also 'Unwritten' in Add. 73305 A) (ff. 8v-9), fragmentary drafts of poem 'Uncreation' (variant published in C.W., vol. 10, pp. 250-260; see also references at Add. 73243) (ff. 3, 6), draft of the dedication to Greybeards at Play (see references at Add. 73242) (ff. 5v, 4v), and other fragmentary poems, headings for biographical notes on various friends (only those on Frances and Ethel Blogg, Miss Becker, E. C. Bentley, and his father J. E. Bentley are followed by text; the notes on Frances are published in Return to Chesterton, p. 24) (ff. 10-15v), sketches; circa 1899. Text commences at both ends.

ff. ii+28. 226 x 175mm.

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