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Page proofs of the The big bazoohley from Henry Holt and Company

First page proofs for "The big bazoohley* for the Henry Holt and Company publication in the United States, 115 leaves, with some handwritten emendations, and accompanied by a letter from Albert LaFarge, Associate Editor of John Macrae Books, 24 Apr 1995.

Original manuscript of The big bazoohley returned by Henry Holt and Company

Original manuscript of "The big bazoohley* returned from Henry Holt and Company to Peter Carey. Printout date from footer Sep 1994, titles in footer draft 6, 77 leaves, with handwritten emendations, post-it note emendations throughout, and accompanied by a letter from Brenda B [?] of Henry Holt and Company, 21 Aug 1995.

Draft 3 of The big bazoohley, up to Chapter 14

Incomplete draft, 57 leaves, ends at Chapter 14. Pages numbered by hand. Footer indicates all leaves are from 3rd draft, some from draft 3#1, some from draft 3#2. Leaves are variously dated between 16 March 1994 and 13 April 1994.

Draft 3 of The big bazoohley, up to chapter 18

Incomplete draft, 62 leaves, ends at chapter 18, typescript leaves numbered by hand. Footer indicates all leaves are from 3rd draft, some from draft 3#1, some from draft 3#2. All leaves are dated 15 April 1994.

5th draft of The big bazoohley

Printout date from footer Jul 1994, titles in footer drafts 4 and 5, with some handwritten emendations, leaves numbered by hand in top right hand corner 1-77, title page has signature of Peter Carey..

Jack Maggs [novel] (1997)

Working titles for the novel Jack Maggs include 'Mags', 'The Old Dart' and 'The Somnambulist'. This subseries includes drafts (complete and incomplete), off-cuts, proofs and research material. Jack Maggs was winner the Age Book of the Year Award for Fiction 1997, Commonwealth Writers Prize 1998, and the Miles Franklin Award 1998.

Drafts of Jack Maggs

Typescript drafts 1-8 of the novel, and complete copies of final manuscript with print out dates and chapter/draft numbers in the footer. There are several copies of the 7th draft some with annotations by Robert McCrum and Carey. Annotations date the 7th draft as being October and November 1996. 8th draft has annotation by Carey: "with Alison's suggestions". There is also folders of rejected material mainly from 3rd and 6th drafts labelled: "Off-cuts".

Publisher proofs of Jack Maggs

Publisher proofs from Faber and Faber. First page proof from University of Queensland Press. Printed and photocopied proof sent to Carey by Deb Rogers. Cover designs for UQP and United States edition of novel. Correspondence accompanies some proofs.

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