Subjects Freshman Year Reading African American Studies African Studies American Studies Anthropology Art, Film, Music and Architecture Asian Studies Business and Economics Criminology Education Environmental Studies Foreign Language Instructional Materials Gender Studies History Irish Studies Jewish Studies Latin American & Caribbean Studies Law and Legal Studies Literature and Drama Literature in Spanish Media Issues, Journalism and Communication Middle East Studies Native American Studies Philosophy Political Science Psychology Reference Religion Russian and Eastern European Studies Science and Mathematics Sociology Study Aids


E-Newsletters: Click here to be notified of new titles in your field
Click here to request Desk/Exam copies
Freshman Year Reading
View Our Award Winners
Click here to view our Catalogs
James Joyce

  • About this Author
author spotlight

James Joyce, the twentieth century’s most influential novelist, was born in Dublin on February 2, 1882. The oldest of ten children, he grew up in a family that went from prosperity to penury because of his father’s wastrel behavior. After receiving a rigorous Jesuit education, twenty-year-old Joyce renounced his Catholicism and left Dublin in 1902 to spend most of his life as a writer in exile in Paris, Trieste, Rome, and Zurich. On one trip back to Ireland, he fell in love with the now famous Nora Barnacle on June 16, the day he later chose as “Bloomsday” in his novel Ulysses. Nara was an uneducated Galway girl who became his lifelong companion an the mother of his two children. In debt and drinking heavily, Joyce lived for thirty-six years on the Continent, supporting himself first by teaching jobs, then trough the patronage of Mrs. Harold McCormick (Edith Rockerfeller) and the English feminist and editor Harriet Shaw Weaver. His writings include Chamber Music (1907), Dubliners (1914), A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916), Exiles (1918), Ulysses (1922), Pomes Penyeach (1927), Finnegan's Wake (1939), and an early draft of A Portrait of a Young Man, Stephan Hero (1944). Ulysses required seven years to complete, and his masterpiece, Finnegan's Wake, took seventeen. Both works revolutionized the form, structure, and content of the novel. Joyce died in Zurich in 1941.

author bookshelf
Sort: Date  Format  Price  Title

Exam Copy
Dubliners

Written by James Joyce
Introduction by John Banville


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: August 14, 2012
Price: $10.00

Read more >
Also available as an eBook, hardcover, hardcover, paperback and a trade paperback.

Exam Copy
Dubliners

Written by James Joyce


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 6, 1993
Price: $10.00

With these fifteen stories James Joyce reinvented the art of fiction, using a scrupulous, deadpan realism to convey truths that were at once blasphemous and sacramental. The text of this edition has been newly edited by Hans Walter Gabler and Walter Hettche and is followed by a new afterword, chronology, and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, hardcover, hardcover, paperback and a trade paperback.

Exam Copy
Dubliners

Written by James Joyce


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: March 23, 1993
Price: $20.00

Read more >
Also available as an eBook, hardcover, paperback, trade paperback and a trade paperback.

Exam Copy
Dubliners

Written by James Joyce


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: November 26, 1991
Price: $21.00

Read more >
Also available as an eBook, hardcover, paperback, trade paperback and a trade paperback.

Exam Copy
Dubliners

Written by James Joyce
Introduction by Brenda Maddox


Format: Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: March 1, 1990
Price: $4.95

Dubliners is a landmark in modern literature, and one of the twentieth century's finest collections of short stories. In its remarkable portrait of a city and its people, it dramatizes ordinary life in the modern world. Together, the stories form one interwoven tapestry which provides a rich and subtle picture of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, hardcover, hardcover, trade paperback and a trade paperback.

Dubliners

Written by James Joyce
Introduction by John Banville


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: October 31, 2000
Price: $7.99

Read more >

Exam Copy
Joyce: Poems and a Play

Written by James Joyce


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: February 25, 2014
Price: $13.50

This selection of the major poems James Joyce published in his lifetime is accompanied by his only surviving play, Exiles.

Joyce is most celebrated for his remarkable novel Ulysses, and yet he was also a highly accomplished poet. Chamber Music is his debut collection of lyrical love poems, which he intended... Read more >

Exam Copy
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Written by James Joyce


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 15, 1991
Price: $21.00

Read more >
Also available as an eBook, eBook, paperback and a trade paperback.

Exam Copy
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Written by James Joyce


Format: Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: January 1, 1992
Price: $4.95

Perhaps Joyce's most personal work, A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man depicts the intellectual awakening of one of literature's most memorable young heroes, Stephen Dedalus. Through a series of brilliant epiphanies that parallel the development of his own aesthetic consciousness, Joyce evokes Stephen's youth, from his impressionable years... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, eBook, hardcover and a trade paperback.

Exam Copy
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Written by James Joyce


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 6, 1993
Price: $10.00

Joyce's supremely innovative fictional autobiography is also, in the apt phrase of biographer Richard Ellmann, nothing less than "the gestation of a soul." For as he describes the shabby, cloying, and sometimes terrifying Dublin upbringing of his alter ego, Stephen Dedalus, Joyce immerses the reader in his emerging consciousness, employing language... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, eBook, hardcover and a paperback.

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Written by James Joyce


Format: eBook
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: October 25, 2005
Price: $1.99

Read more >
Also available as an eBook, hardcover, paperback and a trade paperback.

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Written by James Joyce


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 1, 2000
Price: $2.99

Read more >
Also available as an eBook, hardcover, paperback and a trade paperback.

Exam Copy
Ulysses

Written by James Joyce


Format: Hardcover, 1136 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 28, 1997
Price: $29.00

The most famous day in literature is June 16, 1904, when a certain Mr. Leopold Bloom of Dublin eats a kidney for breakfast, attends a funeral, admires a girl on the beach, contemplates his wife’s imminent adultery, and, late at night, befriends a drunken young poet in the city’s red-light district.

An... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, hardcover and a trade paperback.

Exam Copy
Ulysses

Written by James Joyce
Foreword by Morris L. Ernst


Format: Hardcover, 816 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 5, 1992
Price: $25.00

Read more >
Also available as an eBook, hardcover and a trade paperback.

Exam Copy
Ulysses

Written by James Joyce


Format: Trade Paperback, 816 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 16, 1990
Price: $16.95

The revised edition follows the complete and unabridged text of Ulysses as corrected and reset in 1961. Like the first American edition of 1934, it also contains the original foreword by the author and the historic court ruling by Judge John M. Woolsey to remove the federal ban on the book... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, hardcover and a hardcover.

Ulysses
(A Modern Library E-Book)
Written by James Joyce


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 1, 2000
Price: $9.99

Read more >
Also available as a hardcover, hardcover and a trade paperback.

Exam Copy
Ulysses (Gabler Edition)

Written by James Joyce


Format: Trade Paperback, 680 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 12, 1986
Price: $21.00

The corrected text of one of the most important novels of the twentieth century, with a preface by distinguished Joyce scholar Richard Ellmann, a forword and a note on the text by Hans Walter Gabler, and an afterword by Michael Groden. Read more >
Page 1 of 1