RepositorySpecial Collections Archives (GB 0029)
Ref NoEUL MS 429/2/13
Alt Ref NoWG E 55
Extent1 file
TitleManuscript Notebook, green, 'The Vertical'
DescriptionManuscript Notebook, green, Bishop Wordsworth's School label, title on front cover in Golding's hand 'The Vertical'. 98 leaves. Entirely in Golding's hand. Some pages are dated. Contains story of world saved, which may turn into what follows - a story about Manderson, an early version of Pedigree in 'Darkness Visible'. Also, early plan for 'The Scorpion God', pencil notes which may be for 'Break My Heart'; plans, detailed scheme, drafts and analyses for 'Pincher Martin', also early references to key phrases or moments; title Pincher Martin and plans to do list and Addenda (indicates 'Pincher Martin' was written between mid-October 1955 and publication date of 26 October 1956. Also contains 'Thinking as a Hobby; Alcestis; more notes on 'Pincher Martin'; 'The Powers that Be'; school notes; essay topics; ideas for novel including 'Barchester Spire'; 'Euripides'; account of Wild Rose storm (which happened in 1956) as play; A Tree in Winter (Euripides); some items related to school work.
Access StatusOpen
Creator_NameGolding; Sir William, Gerald (1911-1993); writer
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