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Manuscript of The Palm of the Hand by Rainer Maria Rilke (Switzerland 1924)

Manuscript of The Palm of the Hand by Rainer Maria Rilke. Such beautiful handwriting!

henry miller thoughts

Complement 'This Is Henry, Henry Miller from Brooklyn' with Miller’s meditations on creative death and the art of living.

Charles Dickens' manuscript of Chapter 1 of Great Expectations . Cambridge University Press/The Townsend Collection . Wisbech & Fenland Museum

Document: Manuscript Pages of ‘Great Expectations’

Draft of Great Expectations. Link includes screen shots of several other famous writers' drafting efforts. Proof that good writing comes from revision.

Nabokov's writing

Handwritten first drafts from famous novels--cross outs, scribbles, red lines, and all.

Virginia Woolf's manuscript of 'Mrs Dalloway' (1925). From the Persephone Books blog.

From Mrs Dalloway- I love nothing more than vintage letters and paper ephemera

A page from "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" with Carroll's own sketch of the title character.

“I can’t go back to yesterday, because I was a different person then” — Lewis Carroll

Saw this in the British Library - A page from Lewis Carroll’s original manuscript of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Manuscript page from Orhan Pamuk’s notebook for “The Black Book.”

Orhan Pamuk, The Art of Fiction No. 187

“Awesome manuscript page from Orhan Pamuk’s notebook for The Black Book*”