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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin Classics
Publication date December 1, 1999
Pages 672
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780141181264
ISBN-10 0141181265
Dimensions 1.50 by 5.75 by 8.50 in.
Weight 1.25 lbs.
Original list price $23.00
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Presents an experimental novel depicting a dream of world history, with characters from literature and history appearing and disappearing, written in a dream language that is a comical mixture of all the languages of Europe. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

Having done the longest day in literature with his monumental Ulysses, James Joyce set himself even greater challenges for his next book — the night.

"A nocturnal state...That is what I want to convey: what goes on in a dream, during a dream." The work, which would exhaust two decades of his life and the odd resources of some sixty languages, culminated in the 1939 publication of Joyce's final and most revolutionary masterpiece, Finnegans Wake.

A story with no real beginning or end (it ends in the middle of a sentence and begins in the middle of the same sentence), this "book of Doublends Jined" is as remarkable for its prose as for its circular structure. Written in a fantantic dream language, forged from polyglot puns and portmanteau words, the Wake features some of Joyce's most brilliant inventive work. Sixty years after its original publication, it remains, in Anthony Burgess's words, "a great comic vision, one of the few books of the world that can make us laugh aloud on nearly every page."

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.



Editions
Paperback
Book cover for 9780140062861 Book cover for 9780141181264 Book cover for 9781500445539 Book cover for 9781515134619
 
from Createspace Independent Pub (July 18, 2015)
9781515134619 | details & prices | 354 pages | 8.50 × 11.00 × 0.80 in. | List price $14.95
About: Finnegans Wake is a novel by Irish writer James Joyce.
from Createspace Independent Pub (July 8, 2014)
9781500445539 | details & prices | 600 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.90 lbs | List price $21.00
About: Experimental novel by James Joyce.
The price comparison is for this edition
Reissue edition from Penguin Classics (December 1, 1999)
9780141181264 | details & prices | 672 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $23.00
About: Presents an experimental novel depicting a dream of world history, with characters from literature and history appearing and disappearing, written in a dream language that is a comical mixture of all the languages of Europe.
With Samuel Baker | Reprint edition from Penguin USA (February 1, 1982)
9780140062861 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.50 × 1.25 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $16.95
This edition also contains Wild Beasts and Their Ways: Easyread Super Large 20pt Edition
About: Follows a man's thoughts and dreams during a single night.
Cassette/Spoken Word
Unabridged edition from New Millenium Audio (March 1, 2003); titled "Finnegan's Wake"
9781590070031 | details & prices | List price $50.00
About: Follows a man's thoughts and dreams during a single night.
from Spoken Arts (April 1, 1996); titled "Finnegan's Wake"
9780804508544 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $10.95

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