Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man tells the semi-autobiographical account of James Joyce's first 20 years, but it is also a profound investigation into the perspective and formation of an artist. Originally intended to present the protagonist Stephen Daedalus as a renegade Catholic artist-hero, the story also succeeds as a testament of what it means to be alive and filled with curiosity, desire, and sensitivity—in short, to be an artist.
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Table of ContentsLife of the Author.
List of Characters.
A Brief Synopsis.
Introduction to the Novel.
Summaries and Critical Commentaries.
Review Questions and Essay Topics.