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The Cat and the Devil - A children's story by James Joyce James Joyce

The Cat and the Devil - A children's story by James Joyce By James Joyce

The Cat and the Devil - A children's story by James Joyce by James Joyce


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A delightful children's story by James Joyce, genius author of Ulysses, in a gorgeously illustrated new edition.

The Cat and the Devil - A children's story by James Joyce Summary

The Cat and the Devil - A children's story by James Joyce by James Joyce

A delightful children's story by James Joyce in a gorgeously illustrated new edition.

This gorgeously illustrated picturebook brings back the delightful children's story written by Ireland's greatest writer, author of the Modernist masterpiece Ulysses, James Joyce.

Originally written for Joyce's grandson, Stephen, the story has long been out of print in English due to uncertainty surrounding its copyright status. A recent change in copyright law emboldens Little Island to bring out a new edition.

On 10 August 1936, James Joyce wrote a letter to his grandson Stephen. In the letter he told, in simple language, the story of how the Devil built a bridge across the river at the town of Beaugency. As usual, the Devil wanted a high price for his gift. But the clever mayor of the town outwitted the Devil by making use of the Devil's fondness for cats.

This was an old French story but Joyce gave the mayor the name of a famous mayor of his own home town of Dublin in Ireland: the popular politician and character, Alfie Byrne.

About James Joyce

James Joyce (1882-1941) is one of the most important authors in the history of the English language. Born in Dublin, Ireland, he immortalised the city of his birth in modernist masterpiece Ulysses (1922). That book is celebrated annually in Dublin on 16 June, known as Bloomsday after its main character, Leopold Bloom. Joyce's other works include Dubliners, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Finnegans Wake. The Cat and the Devil was first written in a letter to his young grandson, Stephen Joyce.

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GOR012039203
9781912417919
191241791X
The Cat and the Devil - A children's story by James Joyce by James Joyce
Used - Like New
Hardback
Little Island
20210902
32
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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