Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Annotations to Finnegans Wake

London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1980. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto (10 1/4 x 7 1/4"). XII, 628pp. Original gilt-stamped green cloth, with gold lettering to spine and front cover.

This first edition of Roland McHugh's "Annotations to Finnegans Wake" provides both novice readers and seasoned Joyceans with a wealth of information. Each page of the "Annotations" corresponds directly with a page of the standard Viking Press edition of "Finnegans Wake" and contains line-by-line notes following the placement of the passages to which they refer. The reader can thus look directly from text to notes and back again, with no need to consult separate glossaries or other listings.

McHugh's richly detailed notes distill decades of scholarship, explicating foreign words, unusual English connotations and colloquial expressions, place names, historical events, song titles and quotations, parodies of other texts, and Joyce's diverse literary and popular sources.

Moderate shelf-wear. Spine slightly cocked. Previous owner's name in red ink at upper margin of front free endpaper. Binding in overall good, interior in very good condition. g+ to vg. Item #41753

Price: $75.00

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