A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is a semi-autobiographical novel by James Joyce, first serialized in The Egoist from 1914 to 1915 and published in book form in 1916. It depicts the formative years in the life of Stephen Dedalus, a fictional alter ego of Joyce and a pointed allusion to the consummate craftsman of Greek mythology, Daedalus.

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The 45th greatest fiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 3rd on The Modern Library | 100 Best Novels (Modern Library)
  2. - 6th on For The Love of Books (For The Love of Books)
  3. - 14th on Radcliffe's 100 Best Novels (Radcliffe Publishing Course)
  4. - 15th on The 16 Greatest Books of All Time (NYU Local)
  5. - 19th on In Which These Are the 100 Greatest Novels (ThisRecording.com)
  6. - 21st on 20th Century's Greatest Hits: 100 English-Language Books of Fiction (Larry McCaffery)
  7. - 24th on Entertainment Weekly's Top 100 Novels (Entertainment Weekly)
  8. - 36th on The Novel 100: A Ranking of the Greatest Novels of All Time (The Novel 100)
  9. - 41st on Koen Book Distributors Top 100 Books of the Past Century (themodernnovel.com)
  10. - 41st on Top 100 World Literature Titles (Perfection Learning)
  11. - 45th on 50 Books to Read Before You Die (Complex)
  12. - 48th on The Top 10: The Greatest Books of All Time (The Top 10 (Book))
  13. - The Book of Great Books: A Guide to 100 World Classics (Book)
  14. - The College Board: 101 Great Books Recommended for College-Bound Readers (http://www.uhlibrary.net/pdf/college_board_recommended_books.pdf)
  15. - Best Books Ever (bookdepository.com)
  16. - Masterpieces of World Literature (Frank N. Magill)
  17. - How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Reading List (Thomas C. Foster)
  18. - Great Books of the Western World (Great Books Foundation)
  19. - The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written (Easton Press)
  20. - 100 Life-Changing Books (National Book Award)

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