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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man


A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (serialised 1914-1915, published book form in 1916), is a semi-autobiographical sketch that describes the formative years of Stephen Dedalus, a fictional alter ego of Joyce and a undisguised tribute to Daedelus, the master craftsman of Greek mythology.

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is often cited for early demonstrations of the skill and technique that would burst forth is full-bloom in his magnus opus Ulysses.

A classic Bildungsroman, the story is one of intellectual, religious and philosophical awakening. It follows young Stephen Dedalus as he begins to question the conventions under which he was raised and as he embarks to live abroad and pursue his life as an artist.


Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

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