Friday, January 30, 2009

Ten best lost manuscripts

At the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best lost manuscripts.

Number One on the list:
TE Lawrence: Seven Pillars of Wisdom

TE Lawrence left Seven Pillars of Wisdom in the cafe at Reading station. He telephoned the station from Oxford when he arrived, but the case with the manuscript had gone and was never found. The version we read is an earlier, "inferior" one.
Read about all ten items on Mullan's list.

Lawrence's book also made the critics chart: six books on irregular war.

--Marshal Zeringue