The Essential James Joyce," edited and with an introduction by Harry Levin, includes four of the six books ( complete text of all 4 ) on which Joyce's astonishing reputation is founded: "A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man; his "Collected Poems" (including "Chamber Music" ); "Exiles," Joyce's only drama; and his volume of short stories, "Dubliners." In addition, there is a generous sampling from "Ulysses" ( Nestor, hades, Wandering rocks the Sirens and Penelope) and "Finnegans Wake," including the "Anna Livia Plurabelle" episode.
Includes The Dead, perhaps his most famous short story.
Levin has contributed an introduction to each of the individual works , as well as a general introduction to Joyce an the importance of his work.
Granada edition, 1977 ( originally published in this format by Jonathan Cape in 1948, only 7 years after Joyce'e death- this has also been published ( notably in the USA) under the title 'The Portable Joyce'.