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'5th Draft : Blue Bread & Sapphires'

Original folder titled '5th Draft : Blue Bread & Sapphires', typescript draft, with handwritten amendments, undated. On the original folder were the following notes: 'A substantial reward is offered for the return of this manuscript [Phone numbers and addresses for Peter Carey in NSW and Qld and University of Queensland Press'; and 'Every author ought to write every book as if he were going to be beheaded the day he finished it. - Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise'.]

Retyped originals

Written on front of folder 'Re-typed originals' and crossed out 'Heaven's dorr [sic]. On the edges of the empire. 6th draft'.

Illywhacker [novel] (1985)

Illywhacker was published in 1985 in Australia by University of Queensland Press. It has won a number of awards and was short-listed for the Booker Prize. This series includes typescript drafts for 'Pets' (Illywhacker) and Illywhacker, showing substantial revisions at every stage and the development of the novel from earliest ideas to finished form. Correspondence, notes, research material and index cards are included. Illywhacker has won the Age Book of the Year Award 1985, Fellowship of Australian Writers Victor - Barbara Ramsden Award 1985, National Book Council Award for Australian Literature - Banjo Award 1985, Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction 1986 and Ditmar Awards 1986.

Complete draft of Illywhacker (loose pages)

Handwritten on title page 'Illywhacker by Peter Carey. Faber. Not setting copy books 1-3'. It consists of 907 leaves, typescript with mss corrections. Loose leaves tied in a bundle. Date on the last page (27/2/1984) is crossed out.

Illywhacker : final corrections

Emendations on photocopy of selected pages of Illywhacker. Previously housed in envelope (discarded) with handwritten note 'Illywhacker : final corrections' on front.

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