The Portable James Joyce with an Introduction and Notes by Harry Levin is a 762-page paperback published first in 1946 by The Viking Press, and this copy is the second printing of March 1966. The cover has some minor scuffing and surface wear. Inside, the pages are clean and unmarked and the binding is tight but may be dry due to age.
Four of the six books on which the astonishing reputation of James Joyce is founded are reprinted here in their entirety. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, his classic autobiographic novel, has been reset in the new definitive text, corrected from the Dublin holograph in 1964. The others are Collected Poems (including Chamber Music), plus two "uncollected" ones; Exiles, his only drama; and Dubliners, his volume of short stories. In addition, there is a generous sampling from Ulysses and Finnegans Wake, including the famous "Anna Livia Plurabelle" episode. Professor Levin has provided a reappraisal of Joyce, a preface to each of his works, and a bibliography.