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Finnegan's Wake by James Joyce
Oxford

Finnegan's Wake by James Joyce

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One of the greatest artistic works of the twentieth century, Finnegans Wake is both an outrageous epic and a wildly inventive comedy that rewards its readers with never-ending layers of meaning. This edition helps readers get past its reputation for difficulty in order to enjoy its astonishing originality and imaginative achievement.

  • One of the greatest artistic works of the twentieth century, Finnegans Wake is here presented in an edition that helps readers get past its reputation for difficulty in order to enjoy its astonishing originality and imaginative achievement.
  • Introduction by Finn Fordham anchors the work in conventional novelistic terms of plot and characters, identifying themes, discussing the work's origins and composition, its linguistic playfulness and humour, and suggesting a range of ways into the book.
  • Detailed chapter-by-chapter outline of the 'plot'.
  • Newly set text, incorporating Joyce's corrections, but adhering to the traditional page and line count.
  • Note on the Text describes the 16-year genesis of the book and its error-ridden publication history.
  • Appendix of Selected Variants lists some of the many typographical errors that have added to the book's difficulty.
  • Select Bibliography and thorough Chronology of the author.