A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1922)

Author: James Joyce

Book ID: 64784

Price: 295.00

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. New York. B. W. Huebsch .1922. Fifth America Printing. Pp, 299. A nice Near fine, in dark blue cloth, Title blind stamped to upper cover, lettered in gilt to spine. Gilt faded, otherwise a very nice copy.

Joyce’s first novel was published in America by B.W. Huebsch in December 1916 and by the Egoist Press in the UK in 1917.  

A Portrait of the Artist is among Joyce’s most important works, and therefore, by definition, one of the most significant books in modern literature.

‘The Portrait can be read as either an autobiography or a novel. A landmark in sensibility, the prose moves forward in complexity from the child’s sensations at the beginning to the adolescent subtleties at the end.’ [Connolly: The Modern Movement] [Slocum 11].

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