Eudora Welty Collection Series 12. The Optimist's Daughter Z/0301.000/S

This series includes early drafts and working papers for Eudora Welty's novel, The Optimist's Daughter, as it first appeared in The New Yorker in 1969. Entitled "Baltimore," "An Only Child," and "Poor Eyes" in its early versions, these typescript, carbon typescript, and ribbon pages display Welty's handwritten revisions and notes. The series also includes the complete draft of the Random House novel published in 1972, which expands upon The New Yorker version and features editorial corrections; Welty's handwritten revisions throughout, primarily of words or phrases; substantial deletions; and many paste-overs, often using photocopied sheets. The Optimist's Daughter won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1973.

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