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Tanith Lee Collection

  • US TxAM-C C000187
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This collection contains the original handwritten manuscript for Lee's 1976 novel Don't Bite The Sun, the first in her two-book Four-BEE series (a sequel to the book, Drinking Sapphire Wine, was published in 1977). Lee wrote the novel when she was 21, though it was not published until some years later.

The manuscript, in addition to the text of the novel, contains several illustrations from Lee, a description of the novel's structure, a name guide for the use of the manuscript's typist, and a list of chapter lengths. A 2014 note from Lee on the first page notes that the first few pages of the manuscript (the Prologue) are missing.

Also included is a photocopy of the typescript (with handwritten edits) of Lee's 2010 short story collection Disturbed By Her Song, published by Lethe Press. Along, with Lee, Esther Garber, and her half-brother, Judas Garbah is credited as the authors of the work. Garber and Garbah were supposedly French writers from the mid-20th-century whom Lee claimed to be channeling when she wrote the pieces.

Lee, Tanith