• Mary Shelley's draft of Frankenstein (excerpt read here)
• The first ten Penguin books issued in 1935, including Oxford graduate Dorothy L. Sayers's The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club. Sharp-eyed viewers also will spot Agatha Christie's The Mysterious Affair at Styles, but according to Jeremy Lewis's Penguin Special (2005), Penguin eventually pulled this over contractual issues.
|Dustjacket from Tolkien's |
The Hobbit (1937). NYPL
• Jane Austen's unfinished novel The Watsons (1804–07). More about the novel here.
• J. R. R. Tolkien's watercolor of the dragon Smaug for The Hobbit