Harry Ransom CenterThe University of Texas at Austin

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Final and Posthumous Works

Manuscripts | Publications

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First edition of Beginning to End: A Selection from the Works of Samuel Beckett, adapted by Samuel Beckett and Jack MacGowran with drawings by Edward Gorey (New York: Gotham Book Mart, 1988).

This edition was limited to three hundred numbered and signed copies, with twenty-six additional copies lettered, signed, and reserved for Samuel Beckett and the Gotham Book Mart. The Ransom Center has two copies, no. 45 signed by Beckett and Edward Gorey and copy T.


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First edition of Beckett’s L’Image (Paris: Editions de Minuit, 1988).

The Ransom Center’s copy is no. 31.


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“Jem Higgins’s Love-Letter to the Alba” in New Durham, June 1965.

This fragment from Beckett’s long unpublished novel, “Dream of Fair to Middling Women,” written ca. 1932, is preceded by a critical essay on Beckett’s work by John Fletcher entitled “Samuel Beckett; or, the Morbid Dread of Sphinxes.”

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First edition of Beckett’s Dream of Fair to Middling Women, edited by Eoin O’Brien and Edith Fournier (Dublin: Black Cat Press, 1992).

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