A portrait of the artist as a young man /
James Joyce ; edited by Hans Walter Gabler with Walter Hettche.
New York : Garland Pub., 1993.
[5], 359 p. ; 24 cm.
0815312784 (acid-free paper)
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New York : Garland Pub., 1993.
0815312784 (acid-free paper)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 18).
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Appeared in Choice on 1993-12:
Between 1914, when A Portrait was first published in The Egoist, and 1924, when Jonathan Cape published the third edition, the printed text of James Joyce's autobiographical novel appeared with numerous variations. Besides the usual clerical errors and editorial rerenderings, there were variants demanded by printers in fear of prosecution for pornography and changes resulting from authorial revision. Then, in 1964, Chester G. Anderson's careful examination of Joyce's holograph of A Portrait yielded the Viking critical edition, which, according to Hans Walter Gabler, embodied "textual compromises." Now, Gabler's own edition (which he terms a "critically eclectic text") emerges from his process of collating the typescript, the Egoist galleys, the Egoist serialization, and the editions of 1916, 1918, and 1924 against Joyce's "faircopy" holograph. The result meets the need for a text that aims at fulfilling "the author's (final) intentions," although undergraduate libraries will find the Anderson edition sufficient for most scholarly purposes. Gabler's edition includes elaborate critical apparatus detailing "the corrections and revisions to the faircopy holograph" as well as a list of "emendations of accidentals" and a "historical collation." P. D. O'Connor; St. Thomas Aquinas College
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Main Description
Witty, linguistically playful, and groundbreaking, Joyce's classic novel follows Stephen Dedalu as he comes of age in early 20th-century Ireland. In frank and funny prose, it captures his sexual awakening, his intellectual development, and his rebellion against Roman Catholicism. From the author of Dubliners, Ulysses, and Finnegan's Wake. The world's greatest works of literature are now available in these beautiful keepsake volumes. Bound in real cloth, and featuring gilt edges and ribbon markers, these beautifully produced books are a wonderful way to build a handsome library of classic literature. These are the essential novels that belong in every home. They'll transport readers to imaginary worlds and provide excitement, entertainment, and enlightenment for years to come. All of these novels feature attractive illustrations and have an unequalled period feel that will grace the library, the bedside table or bureau.
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is one of the twentieth century's great coming-of-age novels.
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man represents the transitional stage between the realism of Joyce's Dubliners and the symbolism of Ulysses, and is essential to the understanding of the later work.

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