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FINNEGANS WAKE by  James Joyce - First American Edition - 1939 - from Captain Ahab's Rare Books (SKU: 3275)

FINNEGANS WAKE

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FINNEGANS WAKE

by Joyce, James

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New York: The Viking Press, 1939. First American Edition. Joyce's last major work, a challenging work of fiction significant for its experimental style and use of language. Fragments of the work first appeared in 1924, in the pages of literary journals Transition and Transatlantic Review; the UK and US editions were published simultaneously, on May 4, 1939. Slocum & Cahoon 48; Connolly 100. First Printing, one of 6,000 copies. Octavo (24.75cm); black cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; teal topstain; dustjacket; [vi],628,[2]pp. A Fine copy, with the topstain bright and unfaded. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $5.00), showing pinpoint wear to extremities, and four tiny edge tears; very Near Fine, entirely unfaded and unrestored.

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Finnegans Wake is a work of comic fiction by Irish author James Joyce, significant for an experimental style and its resulting reputation as one of the most difficult works of fiction in the English language. Written in Paris over a period of 17 years, and published in 1939, two years before the author's death, Finnegans Wake was Joyce's final work. -

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book dealer
Captain Ahab's Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
3275
Title
FINNEGANS WAKE
Author
Joyce, James
Book condition
second hand
Quantity available
1
Edition
First American Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
The Viking Press
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1939

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About Captain Ahab's Rare Books

Founded in 2010, Captain Ahab's Rare Books specializes in first editions of literature, genre fiction, film-related books and ephemera, zines, manuscript and archival material.

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octavo
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