THE ROAD - CORRECTED DRAFT TYPESCRIPT. Cormac McCarthy.

THE ROAD - CORRECTED DRAFT TYPESCRIPT

[New York: S.i., 2006]. Complete draft typescript of McCarthy's tenth novel, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2007, and basis for the 2009 John Hillcoat film starring Viggo Mortenson. This copy originated with Gary Fisketjon, McCarthy's long-time editor at Knopf, who oversaw the publication of The Border Trilogy and No Country For Old Men. Based on the transmission line along the lower margin of p.51, this was faxed by McCarthy from the office of his agent at International Creative Management (ICM) LLE, at 5:16pm on February 2, 2006 - preceding publication day by exactly 8 months. Amanda "Binky" Urban, together with her partner, Esther Newberg, took over the literary division of ICM in 1999, the former acting as Co-Director and McCarthy's agent since assuming her role at the agency. An excellent draft of the novel, this version having already gone through several rounds of revision, though clearly showing interaction with the text, and exchange between two of the most significant individuals in McCarthy's professional life at the time. Item #4550

Computer-generated draft typescript, complete on 231 numbered leaves (8.5" x 11"), faxed by McCarthy from his agent Amanda Urban's office to his editor, Gary Fisketjon. This draft bears 15 brief corrections and notations in Fisketjon's hand, along with 69 passages marked in pencil throughout the text by Urban (all in copy); Fisketjon has additionally added "Cormac" (in ink) along upper right margin of preliminary leaf. Light wear and handling, with some creasing and more pronounced handling to preliminary and terminal leaves, and a short, closed tear to left margin of p.1; housed in an acid-free chemise and bespoke clamshell case.

Price: $25,000.00

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