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James Joyce - Author

About the Author

James Joyce was born on 2 February 1882, the eldest of ten surviving children. He was educated by Jesuits at Clogowes Wood College and at Belvedere College (just up the road from the Centre) before going on to University College, then located on St Stephen’s Green, where he studied modern languages. After he graduated from university, Joyce went to Paris, ostensibly to study medicine, and was recalled to Dublin in April 1903 because of the illness and subsequent death of his mother. He stayed in Ireland until 1904, and in June that year he met Nora Barncale, the Galway woman who was to become his partner and later his wife.

 

Joyce’s last and perhaps most challenging work, Finnegans Wake was published on 4 May 1939. It was immediately listed as “the book of the week” in the UK and the USA.  Joyce died at the age of fifty-nine, on 13 January 1941, at 2 a.m., in Schwesterhaus vom Roten Kreuz in Zurich where he and his family had been given asylum . He is buried in Fluntern cemetary, Zurich.

Featured books by James Joyce

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Author: James Joyce Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/08/2016

The story of the childhood and youth of an Irish poet-scholar, Stephen Dedalus, who questions his Catholic faith as he reaches manhood in turn-of-the century Dublin. Exuberantly inventive in style, the novel subtly and beautifully orchestrates the patterns of quotation and repetition instrumental in its hero's quest to create his own character, his own language, life, and art.

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Other books by James Joyce

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Author: James Joyce, Judith John Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/06/2020

A stunning new edition with deluxe cover treatments, ribbon markers, luxury endpapers and gilded edges. The unabridged text is accompanied by a Glossary of Victorian and Literary terms produced for the modern reader. James Joyce's first novel, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916) is a captivating evocation of the emotional, intellectual and creative coming of age of the young Stephen Dedalus, essentially Joyce's alter ego. The originality and inventiveness of its modernist style prefigures Joyce's yet more experimental masterpiece Ulysses and offers a profound, poetic insight into Joyce himself as well as a personal journey of awakening and rebellion. The FLAME TREE COLLECTABLE CLASSICS are chosen to create a delightful and timeless home library.

A Portrait Of The Artist As Young Man

A Portrait Of The Artist As Young Man

Author: James Joyce Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/05/2020

The Dead

The Dead

Author: James Joyce Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/05/2020

Dubliners

Dubliners

Author: James Joyce Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/05/2020

Pucker Factor 10

Pucker Factor 10

Author: James Joyce Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/05/2020

In 1963...there was no way I could have known, sitting in a classroom on that beautiful campus in Ohio, that by raising my hand I would be going to war in Vietnam and that I would see things, hear things and do things that most people cannot imagine. - James Joyce. The author was drawn into the United States Army through ROTC, and went through training to fly helicopters in combat over Vietnam. His experiences are notable because he flew both Huey Slicks and Huey Gunships : the former on defense as he flew troops into battle, and the latter on offense as he took the battle to the enemy. Through this book, the author relives his experiences flying and fighting, with special attention given to his and other pilots' day-to-day lives - such as the smoke bombing of Disneyland, the nickname given to a United States Army-sponsored compound for prostitution. Some of the pilots Joyce served with survived the war and went on to have careers with commercial airlines, and many were killed.

Finnegans Wake: New Annotated Edition

Finnegans Wake: New Annotated Edition

Author: James Joyce Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/03/2020

As he was finishing Finnegans Wake, Joyce proclaimed, I have discovered I can do anything with language I want. Indeed, with his last book, which took him seventeen years to write, Joyce takes literary modernism to new territories by harvesting from as many as eighty different languages to create a wordscape that is both precise and impressionistic, a work that is intellectual, avant-garde, but also sad, funny, earthy and brimming with humanity. This edition includes an introduction by Dr Sam Slote of Trinity College Dublin.

The Dead

The Dead

Author: James Joyce Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/03/2020

Dubliners

Dubliners

Author: James Joyce Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/01/2020

Ulysses

Ulysses

Author: James Joyce Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/01/2020

Dubliners

Dubliners

Author: James Joyce, Judith John Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/01/2020

The FLAME TREE COLLECTABLE CLASSICS are chosen to create a delightful and timeless home library. Each stunning edition features deluxe cover treatments, ribbon markers, luxury endpapers and gilded edges. The unabridged text is accompanied by a Glossary of Victorian and Literary terms produced for the modern reader. The fifteen short stories collected in The Dubliners are the best by renowned Modernist writer James Joyce. They were written between 1904 and 1907 and published much later in 1914. The stories explore themes of different life stages and provide a vivid depiction of gritty, day-to-day life in Dublin. The first story, 'The Sisters', sets the tone for the collection, exploring childhood. 'The Dead', which is the final story in the collection, takes place around the events of a Christmas party, culminating in a profound epiphany. It is widely considered by critics and readers alike to be a work of outstanding literary skill.

Dubliners

Dubliners

Author: James Joyce Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2020

Ulysses

Ulysses

Author: James Joyce Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2020

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (King's Classics)

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (King's Classics)

Author: James Joyce Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/12/2019

Dubliners

Dubliners

Author: James Joyce, Colm Toibin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/12/2019

In Dubliners, James Joyce takes us on an extraordinary journey with the ordinary men and women from the city of his birth. In 'Araby' a young boy struggles with everyday tasks in the face of a growing infatuation with his neighbour's sister; in 'The Boarding House' a single mother orchestrates a marriage proposal for her daughter; in 'The Dead' the ideas of birth and decay are played out over the course of a dinner. From short, lyrical stories to the novella-length masterpiece which concludes this collection, Dubliners is as alive with feeling as it was when first published.

Ulysses (King's Classics)

Ulysses (King's Classics)

Author: James Joyce Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/12/2019