A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

by James Joyce, Seamus Deane

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is the first novel of Irish writer JamesJoyce.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 329 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.6 out of 5
  • Published March 25th 2003 by Penguin Classics
  • Original Title: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • ISBN: 0142437344 (ISBN13: 9780142437346)
  • Edition Language: English
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  • Characters: Stephen Dedalus
  • Simon Dedalus
  • Fr. John Conmee
  • Mary Dedalus

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is the first novel of Irish writer James Joyce. A Künstlerroman in a modernist style, it traces the religious and intellectual awakening of young Stephen Dedalus, a fictional alter ego of Joyce and an allusion to Daedalus, the consummate craftsman of Greek mythology. Stephen questions and rebels against the Catholic and Irish conventions under which he has grown, culminating in his self-exile from Ireland to Europe. The work uses techniques that Joyce developed more fully in Ulysses (1922) and Finnegans Wake (1939).