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Tanith Lee Collection


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Tanith Lee Collection | Cushing Library

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ID: 00/C000187

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Date Acquired: 01/20/2015

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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 Distrubed By Her Song, published by Lethe Press. Along, with Lee, Esther Garber and her half-brother Judas Garbah are credited as the authors of the work. Garber and Garbah were supposedly French writers from the mid 20th-century whom Lee claimed to be channelling when she wrote the pieces.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: No restrictions.

Acquisition Source: Tanith Lee (actually delivered via Allison Rich)

Acquisition Method:

Gift (Don't Bite The Sun).

The typescript of Disturbed By Her Song was donated in March 2015 by Craig L. Gidney, to whom Lee had originally sent the item when Gidney proposed that Lethe Press publish the work.

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Dont Bite The Sun, handwritten manuscript with notes and illustrations

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