“The object of the artist is the creation of the beautiful. What the beautiful is is another question": First English Edition of James Joyces Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.
Item Number: 97252
London: The Egoist Ltd, 1916.
First English edition, one of approximately 750 copies of Joyce’s classic stream-of-consciousness work, his first novel. Octavo, original cloth. In excellent condition with light rubbing and wear.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is a semi-autobiographical novel by James Joyce, which describes the formative years of the life of Stephen Dedalus. It was published first in book format in 1916 by B. W. Huebsch, New York. The first British edition was published by the Egoist Press in February 1917. Chosen by Modern Library as one of 100 greatest novels of the twentieth century.