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Finnegans Wake

by James Joyce

Part of the Penguin Modern Classics Series

eBooks of the Month Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

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March 2012 Guest Editor Alan Bradley on Louise Penny...

As a young child and early reader, I used to pilfer my older sister’s copy of Ulysses. I didn’t understand the book but I loved the words. More than sixty years later, there are parts of Joyce (notably Finnegans Wake) that I still don’t understand, but I still love the words. I keep both books on my night table.

Finnegans Wake Synopsis

Follows a man's thoughts and dreams during a single night. It is also a book that participates in the re-reading of Irish history that was part of the revival of the early 20th century. The author also wrote Ulysses , Dubliners and Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man .

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ISBN: 9780141183114
Publication date: 29/06/2000
Publisher: Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141183114
Publication date: 29th June 2000
Author: James Joyce
Publisher: Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 688 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Classic fiction (pre c 1945),

About James Joyce

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 ...

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