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FINNEGANS WAKE by Joyce James - Signed First Edition - 1939 - from Buddenbrooks, Inc. (SKU: 19769)

FINNEGANS WAKE

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FINNEGANS WAKE

by Joyce James

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About This Item

London: Faber and Faber, 1939. First Edition, First Issue, Signed by James Joyce and limited to 425 copies only, of which this is number 341. 8vo, publisher’s original red buckram lettered in gilt on spine, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed. Yellow cloth slipcase expertly re-created as the original. 628. A fine copy, very handsome, bright and clean, very well preserved and without wear. The slipcase in beautiful condition. IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION SIGNED BY JAMES JOYCE. A very desirable copy of this, the best and scarcest issue of the first editions. No book has ever been more ambitiously conceived than Joyce’s FINNEGANS WAKE. If ULYSSES represents the pinnacle of the Modernist movement, FINNEGANS WAKE is a step beyond; it stands in the same relation to ULYSSES as ULYSSES does to A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST....—an extension which is also a completely new conception. Joyce envisioned the book as nothing less than a "history of the world." Seventeen years in the writing, and composed in a sort of meta-language--"an Esperanto for the art of fiction"--it stands as a unique monument to language and literature and the modern age.

Synopsis

Finnegans Wake is a work of comic fiction by Irish author James Joyce, significant for an experimental style and its resulting reputation as one of the most difficult works of fiction in the English language. Written in Paris over a period of 17 years, and published in 1939, two years before the author's death, Finnegans Wake was Joyce's final work. -

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Bookseller
Buddenbrooks, Inc. US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
19769
Title
FINNEGANS WAKE
Author
Joyce James
Book condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Faber and Faber
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1939

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spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...[more]
buckram
A plain weave fabric normally made from cotton or linen which is stiffened with starch or other chemicals to cover the book...[more]
edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...[more]
First Edition
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New
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Cloth
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gilt
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