LE CARRE, John
Original typescript. A near fine typescript. Item #2951
Undated. Four pages of typescript, with extensive holograph corrections, given to a host of Le Carre's on Prince Edward Island in 1968. Apparently early draft pages of A Small Town in Germany. Although this scene did not make it, in its entirety, into the published book, parts of it seem to have been incorporated into the text in several places. Also, character names were changed prior to the final version (and at least one of the names, "Hugo", was used instead in Naive and Sentimental Lover). Folded in fourths; near fine. With a letter of provenance. We have seldom seen Le Carre manuscript material offered on the market and an early piece like this, with extensive corrections visible and earlier versions of the text (now excised) still present, is quite rare.