Jennifer Roberson Collection

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TxAM-CRS C000257

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Jennifer Roberson Collection


  • 1988 (Creation)


1 box (6 folders)

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Jennifer Mitchell Roberson O'Green was born in Kansas City, MO on October 26, 1953. She grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and currently resided in Tucson. She received a B.S. in Journalism from Northern Arizona University in 1982, and in 1984 published her first novel, Shapechangers (1984). Shapechangers was the first of Roberson's Chronicles of the Cherysuli series (1984-1992), a group of novels chronicling the story of the Cherysuli, a tribe of shapeshifters persecuted and hunted throughout their homeland of Homana.

In 1986 Roberson published the first in her Tiger and Del series, Sword-Dancer. This series concerns the adventures of Southron sword-dancer Sandtiger and Deliliah, a sword-singer from the North. Roberson's other books include a two-volume fantasy series about Robin Hood and Maid Marian (1992, 1999), the Karavans series (2006-present), and several stand-alone novels, including the historical novel Lady of the Glen (1996) and the fantasy The Golden Key (1996, with Melanie Rawn and Kate Elliott) which was nominated for the 1997 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel.

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This collection consists of the corrected (with handwritten edits by Roberson) typescript for Roberson's 1988 fantasy novel Sword-Singer, the second volume in her Tiger and Del series (1986-present). This is the draft version, dated July 3, 1988, of the novel that immediately precedes the final submitted version.

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Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

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  • English

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