A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man: [Annotated] (Paperback)

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In this book summary, study guide, character list are included as bonus.The novel begins with Stephen Dedalus' first memories, when he was about three years old. The fragmented lines are from a childhood story and a nursery song, and are linked with family associations, sensory perceptions, and pieces of conversation. In this opening scene, Joyce is presenting to us the genesis of a future artist's perception and interpretation of the world.Moving from Stephen's infancy to his early days at Clongowes Wood College, a Jesuit boarding school for boys, Joyce focuses on three key incidents which significantly affect Stephen's personality. First, Stephen is pushed into an open cesspool by a bullying classmate, and, subsequently, he develops a fever which confines him to the school infirmary; here, he begins to discern that he is "different," that he is an outsider.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781696508087
ISBN-10: 1696508088
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: September 30th, 2019
Pages: 238
Language: English