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James Joyce Selected Works
Ulysses, Finnegans Wake, Dubliners, A Portrait of the Artist as an Young Man
Finnegans Wake | ISBN: 014118311X | Penguin Books
Ulysses | 579 pages | ISBN: 0141182806 | Penguin Books | PDF
Dubliners | 203 pages | ISBN: 0142437344 | Penguin Books | PDF
A Portrait of the Artist as an Young Man: | 146 pages | ISBN: 0142437344 | PDF
Ulysses chronicles the passage through Dublin by its main character, Leopold Bloom, during an ordinary day, June 16, 1904. The title alludes to the hero of Homer's Odyssey (Latinised into Ulysses), and there are many parallels, both implicit and explicit, between the two works (e.g., the correspondences between Leopold Bloom and Odysseus, Molly Bloom and Penelope, and Stephen Dedalus and Telemachus). June 16 is now celebrated by Joyce's fans worldwide as Bloomsday.
Despite being one of the best-known books of the 20th century, Finnegans Wake remains unread by the larger public.  In addition to the book's expansive linguistic experiments, Joyce's methods of stream of consciousness, literary allusions and free dream associations are pushed to the limit in the book, which abandons conventions of plot and character construction. Although many readers and commentators have reached a broad consensus about the central cast of characters and general story, many details remain elusive.
Dubliners is a collection of 15 short stories by James Joyce, first published in 1914. The fifteen stories were meant to be a naturalistic depiction of the Irish middle class life in and around Dublin in the early years of the 20th century.
A Portrait of the Artist as an Young Man is a key example of the Knstlerroman (an artist's bildungsroman) in English literature. Joyce's novel traces the intellectual and religio-philosophical awakening of young Stephen Dedalus as he begins to question and rebel against the Catholic and Irish conventions he has been brought up in. He finally leaves for Paris to pursue his calling as an artist. The work pioneers some of Joyce's modernist techniques that would later come to fruition in Ulysses and Finnegans Wake. The Modern Library ranked Portrait as the third greatest English-language novel of the twentieth century.