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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by  James Joyce - 1st Edition - 1916 - from BohemianBookworm and Biblio.com

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

by Joyce, James

Condition: Very Good/No Jacket


New York: B. W. Huebsch, 1916. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. VG+ handsome copy and true first edition/first printing. Original blue cloth w blind stamped title/author on cover and gilt font on spine.299 pps. Spine is slightly rolled, cloth rubbed at extremities. Cover corners very lightly bumped. Front and back hinge partial and light crack, 1/4" ripple of cloth on back cover. No markings, paste downs, stamps, nor writing/markings of any sort within interior pages which are completely clean, tight and bright. albeit lightly age toned."Huebsch undertook the true first publication. He would send from this print run about 750 sets of sheets for issue in the UK in February 1917. Whilst the number of copies issued in America is undetermined the number could not have been large." "Stephen Dedalus describes his spiritual journey through his Jesuit education and petty bourgeois Dublin to forge through 'silence, exile and cunning' the 'uncreated conscience of his race.' Following close on 'Dubliner's' (for it appeared through 1915 as a serial in 'The Egoist') The Portrait can be read either as 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). This is the first edition of the book published in New York in 1916. Included is facsimile of TLS review of 1 March 1917 by Arthur Clutton-Brock with photo of Joyce in 1918..

Joyce's A Portait of the Artist as a Young Man is a semi-autobiographical work. It tells of the intellectual, religious, and philosophical awakening of the main character, Stephen Dedalus as he rebels against the conventions in which he has been raised and leaves home to pursue his artistic ambition. Read more: Identifying first editions of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man




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