Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
A Second Census of Finnegans Wake: An Index of the Characters and Their Roles, Revised and Expanded from the First Census. Adaline Glasheen.
A Second Census of Finnegans Wake: An Index of the Characters and Their Roles, Revised and Expanded from the First Census
A Second Census of Finnegans Wake: An Index of the Characters and Their Roles, Revised and Expanded from the First Census
A Second Census of Finnegans Wake: An Index of the Characters and Their Roles, Revised and Expanded from the First Census

A Second Census of Finnegans Wake: An Index of the Characters and Their Roles, Revised and Expanded from the First Census

Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 1963. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto (9 1/4 x 6 1/4"). LIX, [7], 285, [1]pp. Original printed dust-jacket over grey cloth, with gold lettering to spine.

"Finnegans Wake" (Paris 1922-1939) is James Joyce's strange last book. It seems to be an Adventure of Everyman who stumbles through a dreaming night of doubt and sorrow, hunts for his past, which is comic, missing and mostly disreputable. Like Dante, walking the roads of purgatory, Joyce's Everyman encounters person after exemplary persons, come from many times and lands.

"When Adaline Glasheen's "Census of Finnegans Wake" was published in 1956, it was acclaimed as one of the most important guides to a rewarding but difficult novel. Mingled with critical applause, however, was the fervent wish that someday the author might expand her intriguing but brief index.

Now, this "Second Census" more than fulfills that hope by one-third over the original. The most valuable change is in the fully revised synopsis of the "Wake" narrative running to almost forty pages and providing the reader with a detailed and authoritative outline of the novel. Mrs Glasheen has also devised an ingenious chart: 'Who Is Who When Everybody is Someone Else' which identifies at a glance the many transformations of the major characters in "Finnegans Wake."

For scholar or novice, "A Second Census of Finnegans Wake" is an indispensable guide and companion to one of the richest novels of the 20th century." (From the Publishers)

Minor and sporadic creasing along edges of dust-jacket. Head and tail of spine slightly chipped. Gilt lettering partly faded along spine. Previous owner's name and inscription on inside of front cover and on free front endpaper. Sporadic previous owner's annotations in blue ink along margin of pp. 5, 16, 27, 42, 49, 54, 55, 58, 67, 78, 79, 96, 108, 109, 110, 113, 114, 117, 118, 122, 136, 137, 141, 160, 168, 171, 178, 185, 198, 201, 210, 221, 236, 238, 241, 256, 257, 259, 265, 269, 270, 271, 280, 283, and 285. DJ in overall good- to good, binding in good+, interior in very good condition. g to vg. Item #42364

Price: $45.00

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