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Finding-Aid for the Anthony Burgess Papers (WTU00021)

Finding aid prepared by:
Special Collections Staff

Summary Information
Title: Anthony Burgess. Papers,
Creator: Burgess, Anthony, 1917-1993
Inclusive dates: 1961-1967.
Extent: ca. 8 items
Call number: WTU00021
Language: English
Repository: Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, MO 63130

Access and Use:
Source of Collection:

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Users of the collections must read and abide by the Rules for the use of manuscript collection materials.

Users of the collections who wish to use items from this collection, in whole or in part, in any form of publication (as defined in the form) must sign and submit to the Washington University Department of Special Collections a hard copy of the Notification of intent publish manuscript collection materials form.

All publication not covered by fair use restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder.


Anthony Burgess, generally regarded as one of the foremost authors of twentieth-century fiction, began his writing career in Melaya in the 1950's when he wrote Time for a Tiger (1956), the first of a trilogy of novels. he also produced more than 28 novels and ten books of non-fiction, as well as several plays, filmstrips, and translations.

Collection Scope and Content Note

Scope and Contents Note

The Burgess Papers consist primarily of manuscripts toward for of his books. Washington University holds typescripts, all signed by Burgess with corrections and revisions on his hand, of the novels Devil of a State (1961), the Wanting Seed (1962), and Nothing like the Sun (1964). The collection also includes a signed and corrected typescript, as well as a corrected galley proof, of the book of criticism, Language Made Plain (1964). Washington Univeristy's Anthony Burgess collection sis completed by Burgess's typescript review of John Barht's Giles Goat-Boy and a muscial composition by Burgess scored for piano and orchestra.


Boytinck, Paul. Anthony Burgess: A Bibliography . (Norwood, PA: Norwod Editions, 1977).

Brewer, Jeutonne R. Anthony Burgess: A Bibliography . (Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1980).

Subject Terms

  • Burgess, Anthony, 1917-1993