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Drafts and copies of the 'Histoire de Darianoc, jeune homme du pays de Gou-Gou', [1780s?]

MS. Beckford d. 12
Held at the Weston Library

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  1. (fols. 1-9) fair copy of the first part of the story, in the hand of Mme de Starck (a letter enclosing this section is MS. Beckford c. 35, fol. 103)
  2. (fols. 11-34) 'Darianoc. Avent[ures] de Mefrac [Messac?] &c - la maison de fumée'
  3. (fols. 35-59) 'Darianoc Avent[ure] des pigmées'
  4. (fols. 61-75) 'Darianoc Voy[age] de Moka &c - La mer verdoyante &c'
  5. (fols. 77-81) 'Hist[oire] du jeune homme du pays de Gou-Gou', draft of the text in fols. 1-9
  6. (fols. 82-8) 'Darianoc. Aventures differentes &c'
  7. (fols. 89-92) notes and fragments


  • Creation: [1780s?]


93 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Beckford d. 12


The papers are arranged in the same order as given by Parreaux, op. cit., pp. 177-8, corresponding to his entries 1-4, and a-c. The story of Darianoc is discussed by Parreaux, pp. 177-97.

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