Books

Title: Books
Dates of Material:
19471990
Extent:
2.465 m of textual records
Scope and content

Series consists of drafts of books.

NOTE(S)
Source of supplied title

Title based on form of the material.

Extent

The series is stored in 25 boxes.

Finding aids

Item list available (see below).

General notes

Note: References [A7, B15, etc.] are to Robert D. Denham, Northrop Frye: An Annotated Bibliography of Primary and Secondary Sources. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1987.

BOX FILE TITLE YEAR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
1988
Box 21
211Divisions on a Ground, 1982. Includes table of contents and individual essays of Part I: Writing1982

88 leaves, ts, mimeograph, printed [A20]

212Divisions on a Ground, 1982. Contains Part II: Teaching1982

60 leaves, ts, printed

213Divisions on a Ground, 1982. Contains Part III: The Social Order1982

74 leaves, ts

214The Myth of Deliverance: Reflections on Shakespeare's Problem Comedies, 1983.1983

101 leaves, ts, cc [A21]

215The Myth of Deliverance, 19831983

96 leaves, xerox of printed page proofs

Box 22
221Fearful Symmetry, [introduction, chapters 7-9], 19471947

91 leaves, ts, cc [A1]

222Fools of Time , 19671967, 1968

102 leaves, ts with printer's annotations. Includes letter (1968) from the University of Toronto Press returning the manuscript. [A9]

223The Well-Tempered Critic, 19631963, 1979

74 leaves, ts with printer's annotations. Includes letter (1979) from Frye to Lorna Fraser donating ms to Victoria University Library. [A6]

224A Natural Perspective, 19651965

124 leaves, ts with printer's annotations [A7]

225The Return of Eden, 19651965

119 leaves, ts with printer's annotations [A8]

226A Study of English Romanticism, 19681968, 1969

164 leaves, ts with printer's annotations. Includes letter (1969) from Jane Welch Widdicombe to Lorna Frazer donating ms to Victoria University Library. [A11]

Box 23
231The Critical Path, 19711971

2 copies: 172 leaves, ts; 202 leaves, ts, cc [A14]

232The Critical Path

2 copies: 128 leaves, ts, cc; 98 leaves, ts, xerox; 2 copies: 172 leaves, ts, xerox

233The Critical Path, 19711971

206 leaves, ts with printer's annotations. Includes letter from Frye to Lorna Fraser donating manuscript to Victoria University Library.

Box 24
241The Stubborn Structure, 19701970

490 leaves, ts, cc [A12]

242"Canada and its poetry"

19 leaves, ts, cc

242"Canadian and colonial painting"

4 leaves, ts, cc

242"Conclusion to a literary history of Canada"

55 leaves, ts, xerox [A13]

242"David Milne: an appreciation"

6 leaves, ts, cc

242"Lawren Harris: an introduction"

7 leaves, ts, cc

242"Preface to an uncollected anthology"

16 leaves, ts, printed

242"Silence in the sea"

23 leaves, ts, xerox

242"The narrative tradition in English-Canadian poetry"

13 leaves, ts, xerox

242"Turning new leaves"

7 leaves, ts, cc

242Individual essays in the collection: "Letters in Canada"

165 leaves, ts, cc

242The Bush Garden, 1971: Preliminary pages to the collection1971

15 leaves, ts cc.

Box 25
251The Secular Scripture, 19761976

Master proof and xerox copy: 83 leaves. Preface and preliminaries: 5 leaves, printed, xerox [A15]

252The Secular Scripture, 19761976

Galley proofs, original and copy: 83 leaves

253The Secular Scripture, 19761976

95 leaves, printed

Box 26
261-2Spiritus Mundi, 19761976

Text: 307 leaves, ts with printer's annotations. Notes: 2 leaves, ts [A16]

Box 27
Material relating to The Great Code
271-2The Great Code: The Bible and Literature, 19821982

440 leaves, ts [1st draft to publishers] [A19]

Box 28
281181 leaves, computer printout
282165 leaves, computer printout cont'd. 8 leaves, ts
283186 leaves, computer printout 3 leaves, ts
Box 29
291"Chapter One: Approaches and Assumptions"
2911. A Personal Genesis

28 leaves, ts, cc

2911. A Personal Record

11 leaves ts, cc

2912. Myth and Narrative

19 leaves, ts, cc

2913. Metaphor and Meaning

15 leaves, ts, cc

291[Outline of the four-part study]

5 leaves, ts, cc

291[Schematic diagrams]

11 leaves, holograph, ts

292Chapter Four: The World of Work

21 leaves, ts, cc

292Chapter One: Animated Nature

25 leaves, ts, cc

292Chapter One: Myth and Metaphor

32 leaves, ts, cc

292Chapter Ten

32 leaves, ts, cc

292Chapter Two: Synchronic and Diachronic Myth

40 leaves, ts. cc

293Mercury -- 3. Myth and Narrative

26 leaves, ts, cc

293Sun -- 5. Metaphor and Meaning

27 leaves, ts, cc

293Venus -- 4. The Double Mirror

16 leaves, ts, cc

293[Sections]: Moon -- 2. Metamorphoses of Language

26 leaves, ts, cc

294Larkin Stuart Lecture, January 30, 1980January 30, 1980

4 copies [incomplete]: 26 leaves, ts [includes 4 miscellaneous leaves]; 19 leaves, ts; 20 leaves, ts, cc; 19 leaves, ts, cc

295The Great Code: Part One: Myth and Metaphor

[7 sections], 80 leaves, ts, cc

296Book One: Myth..., Part Two: Narrative
296Chapter Five: The Double Mirror

35 leaves, ts, cc

296Chapter Four: Ordeals of Water and Fire

28 leaves, ts, cc

296Chapter One: Births and Deaths of Gods

39 leaves, ts, cc

296Chapter Six: The Comic Romance

8 leaves, ts, cc

296Chapter Three: The World of Work

31 leaves, ts, cc

296Chapter Two: Icon and Idol

30 leaves, ts, cc

296The Great Code: Book One: Myth and Metaphor, Part One: Imagery
297Part One: ..., Chapter Two: Genealogy of the Gods

29 leaves, ts, cc

297Part One: Imagery, Chapter One: Myth and Metaphor

22 leaves, ts, cc

297The Great Code: Preface

7 leaves, ts, cc

297[Sections]

1. "Over thirty years ago..." [draft of preface?] 2. "One of the most..."

298Chapter Four: Seeds of Time

11 leaves, ts, cc

298Chapter Two: The Comic Romance

22 leaves, ts, cc

298The Great Code: Chapter One: First Commentary: Point of View

27 leaves, ts, cc

298[Chapter ? "Not everybody has read the Bible..."]

39 leaves, ts, cc

299Chapter Two

49 leaves, ts

299The Great Code: Chapter One

26 leaves, ts

299[Chapter ? "The kings of Israel and of Judah..."]

24 leaves, ts

Box 30
301-2The Great Code

440 leaves, computer printout with printer's annotations [includes prelims and notes]

303The Great Code: Index

50 leaves, ts

304The Great Code

233 leaves, printed proofs, xerox

305The Great Code

Notes: 20 leaves, ts, xerox. Index, 18 leaves, printed galleys, xerox

Box 47
473[Sections: Fiction, Poetry and Drama from The Practical Imagination], 19801980

85 leaves, ts [B15, D259]

Box 52
521Draft of Northrop Frye on Shakespeare, 1986, Preface1986

pp. 1-99 [Computer printout] [A23]

522Draft of Northrop Frye on Shakespeare

pp. 100-122.

523Draft of Northrop Frye on Shakespeare, Preface

pp. 1-16.

524Draft of Northrop Frye on Shakespeare, Section: Romeo and Juliet

pp. 1-23.

525Draft of Northrop Frye on Shakespeare, Section: A Midsummer Night's Dream

pp. 1-21.

 

526Draft of Northrop Frye on Shakespeare, Section: The Bolingbroke Plays (Richard II, Henry IV)

pp. 2-36.

527Draft of Northrop Frye on Shakespeare, Section: A Midsummer Night's Dream

pp. 41-61.

528Draft of Northrop Frye on Shakespeare, Preface

pp. 1-99.

Box 53
531Draft of Northrop Frye on Shakespeare, Section: Hamlet

pp. 1-22.

532Draft of Northrop Frye on Shakespeare, Section: King Lear

pp. 1-24.

533Draft of Northrop Frye on Shakespeare, Section: Antony and Cleopatra

pp. 1-22.

534Draft of Northrop Frye on Shakespeare, Section: Measure for Measure

pp. 1-17.

535Draft of Northrop Frye on Shakespeare, Section: The Winter's Tale

pp. 1-20.

536Draft of Northrop Frye on Shakespeare, Section: The Tempest

pp. 1-19.

537Draft of Northrop Frye on Shakespeare, Section: The Winter's Tale

ts, pp. 1-15.

538Draft of Northrop Frye on Shakespeare, Section: Antony and Cleopatra

ts, pp. 1-16.

539Draft of Northrop Frye on Shakespeare, Section: King Lear

ts, pp. 1-18.

5310Draft of Northrop Frye on Shakespeare, Section: Hamlet

ts, pp. 1-17.

5311Draft of Northrop Frye on Shakespeare, Section: The Tempest

ts, pp. 1-14.

5312Draft of Northrop Frye on Shakespeare, Section: Measure for Measure

ts, pp. 1-12.

Box 54
541Preface; Sections: Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Bolingbroke Plays

pp. 1-99, ts

542Sections: Hamlet, King Lear, Antony and Cleopatra, Measure for Measure, The Winter's Tale, The Tempest

pp. 100-226, ts

543Preface; Sections: Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Bolingbroke Plays

pp. 1-99, ts

544Sections: Hamlet, King Lear, Antony and Cleopatra, Measure for Measure, The Winter's Tale, The Tempest

pp. 100-226, ts

545Lectures on Shakespeare: Eighth lecture: Henry IV, Pt. 1Oct. 31, 1979

16 leaves, ts

545Lectures on Shakespeare: Eleventh lecture: HamletNov. 21, 1979

16 leaves, ts

545Lectures on Shakespeare: First lecture: IntroductionSept. 11, 1979

2 copies: 20 leaves, 24 leaves, ts

545Lectures on Shakespeare: Fourth lecture: A Midsummer Night's DreamOct. 3, 1979

16 leaves, ts

545Lectures on Shakespeare: Ninth lecture: Henry IV, Pt. 1Nov. 7, 1979

17 leaves, ts

545Lectures on Shakespeare: Second lecture: Romeo and JulietSept. 19, 1979

19 leaves, ts

545Lectures on Shakespeare: Seventh lecture: Richard IIOct. 24, 1979

16 leaves, ts

545Lectures on Shakespeare: Sixth lecture: Richard IIOct. 17, 1979

15 leaves, ts

545Lectures on Shakespeare: Tenth lecture: HamletNov. 12, 1979

17 leaves, ts

545Lectures on Shakespeare: Third lecture: Romeo and JulietSept. 26, 1979

18 leaves, ts

546Shakespeare Lectures: IntroductionSept. 10, 1980

16 leaves, ts

546Shakespeare Lectures: Twelfth NightJan. 5, 1981

12 leaves, ts

546Shakespeare Lectures: [Romeo and Juliet]

2 copies: 14 leaves; 1 copy: 9 leaves, ts

546Shakespeare Lectures: [Romeo and Juliet]

2 copies: 13 leaves; 1 copy: 8 leaves, ts

546Shakespeare Lectures: [Romeo and Juliet]

2 copies: 14 leaves; 1 copy: 9 leaves, ts

547Shakespeare Lectures: [A Midsummer Night's Dream]

2 copies: 12 leaves; 1 copy: 8 leaves, ts

547Shakespeare Lectures: [Richard II, Henry IV]

2 copies: 12 leaves; 1 copy: 8 leaves, ts

Box 55
551The Great Code: Table of contents; Introduction and text

pp. 1-99, computer printout [A19]

552The Great Code: Text

pp. 100-199, computer printout

553The Great Code: Text

pp. 200-299, computer printout

554The Great Code: Text

pp. 300-414, computer printout

555Creation and Myth [=Creation and Recreation, Larkin-Stuart Lectures, Jan.-Feb. 1980][Jan.-Feb. 1980]

Lecture one, 23 leaves, ts; Lecture two, 23 leaves, ts; Lecture three, 23 leaves, ts [A18]

1991
Box 28
281Drafts of The Myth of Deliverance

ts, annotated [A21]

Box 29
29 Words with Power, 1990: early draft and later revisions

ts with some annotations. Includes critiques by Michael Dolzani and a colleague in the Department of English at Queen's University.

Box 30
30Words with Power, 1990: early draft and later revisions

ts with some annotations. Includes critiques by Michael Dolzani and a colleague in the Department of English at Queen's University.

Box 31
31Words with Power, 1990: early draft and later revisions

ts with some annotations. Includes critiques by Michael Dolzani and a colleague in the Department of English at Queen's University.

Box 32
32Words with Power, 1990: early draft and later revisions

ts with some annotations. Includes critiques by Michael Dolzani and a colleague in the Department of English at Queen's University.

Box 33
33Words with Power, 1990: early draft and later revisions

ts with some annotations. Includes critiques by Michael Dolzani and a colleague in the Department of English at Queen's University.

Box 34
341-3Drafts of The Double Vision, 1990
1992
Box 1
12-3The Secular Scripture [Charles Eliot Norton Lectures, 1974-1975, Harvard University]1974-1975

2 copies: 203 leaves, ts; [final typescript], 223 leaves [A15]

14Creation and Recreation [Larkin-Stuart Lectures, 1980, St. Thomas Aquinas]1980, 1981, 1992

[final typescript], 70 leaves. Includes one letter (1980) from the University of Toronto Press returning the final typescript of the manuscript to Frye; two letters (1981) from Frye to Desmond Neill donating the typescript to the Massey College Library, University of Toronto; and one letter (1992) from Massey College placing The Secular Scripture and Creation and Recreation on permanent loan at Victoria University Library. [A18]

15The Secular Scripture [Chapters 1-3]

118 leaves, ts with holograph annotations [A15]

161. The word and world of man

22 leaves, ts with holograph annotations

162. The context of romance

22 leaves, ts with holograph annotations

163. Our Lady of Pain:heroes and heroines of romance

23 leaves, ts with holograph annotations

164. The bottomless dream: themes of descent

24 leaves, ts with holograph annotations

165. Quis hic locus?: themes of ascent

24 leaves, ts with holograph annotations

166. The recovery of myth

23 leaves, ts with holograph annotations

16The Secular Scripture: Prelims

4 leaves

The Secular Scripture: drafts
171. Myth and fable

45 leaves, ts

172. The Teleology of weakness

43 leaves, ts

173. Enamoured of an ass

38 leaves, ts

Box 2
21Lecture one: Myth and fable

1st draft: 58 leaves, ts

22Lecture two: The strategy of weakness

1st draft: 52 leaves, ts; 2nd draft: 56 leaves, ts

23Lecture three: Enamoured of an ass

1st draft: 48 leaves, ts; 2nd draft: 47 leaves, ts

24Lecture four: Quis hic locus?

1st draft: 27 leaves, ts; 2nd draft: 30 leaves, ts

25Lecture one: Myth and fable

1st draft: 36 leaves, ts with holograph annotations

26Lecture two

1st draft: The Strategy of weakness, 32 leaves, ts with holograph annotations; 2nd draft: The Quest of Psyche, 42 leaves, ts with holograph annotations

27Lecture three: Enamoured of an ass

1st draft: 29 leaves, ts with holograph annotations; 2nd draft: 29 leaves, ts with holograph annotations

28Lecture four: Quis hic locus?

1st draft: 17 leaves, ts with holograph annotations; 2nd draft: 19 leaves, ts with holograph annotations

29Lecture one: The Word and World of Man

1st draft: 26 leaves, ts with holograph annotations; 2nd draft: 20 leaves, ts with holograph annotations

210Lecture two: The Context of Romance

1st draft: 25 leaves, ts with holograph annotations; 2nd draft: 19 leaves, ts with holograph annotations

211Lecture three: Our Lady of Pain: Heroes and Heroines

1st draft: 29 leaves, ts with holograph annotations; 2nd draft: 20 leaves, ts with holograph annotations

212Lecture four: The Bottomless Dream: Themes of Descent

1st draft: 33 leaves, ts with holograph annotations; 2nd draft: 18 leaves, ts with holograph annotations

213Lecture five: Quis Hic Locus? Themes of Ascent

1st draft: 30 leaves, ts with holograph annotations; 2nd draft: 18 leaves, ts with holograph annotations

214[Lecture six]

1st draft: 36 leaves, ts with holograph annotations; 2nd draft: 18 leaves, ts with holograph annotations

1993
Box 2
23Words with Power, 1990

Contains Part I, 206 leaves, ts

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