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Published: 14 June 2012

720 Pages


ISBN: 9780199695157

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Finnegans Wake

James Joyce
Edited by Robbert-Jan Henkes, Erik Bindervoet, and Finn Fordham

Oxford World's Classics

  • 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.

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