Recommended by Goldsboro Books
A good first edition in the publisher's black binding with gold lettering. A previous owner has underlined several passages with pencil. In a fair price clipped dust jacket with discoloration and tears along the top edge.
The original draft of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man was thrown into the first by James Joyce, after a publisher's refusal. His wife rescued most of it and the fragment was later bought for the Library of Harvard University. The draft, which begins at page 350 of the original, is extremely valuable to all student of the work of James Joyce. It differs very considerably from the final published version, and includes characters and incidents which were later cut for the sake of compression. The present edition has been carefully edited with footnotes and prepared for the press by Dr. Theodore Spencer in such a way as to show Joyce's queries, deletions and alternative ideas. The publication of Stephen Hero is a literary event of importance.