“Work in Progress” - A Chronology of Publication

The following chart is based on that printed in Richard Ellmann, James Joyce (1959; rev. edn. 1965, p.801-03), with additions from A. Walton Litz, The Art of James Joyce (1964, pp.142ff.). The titles of serialised extracts in issues of transition May 1927 are not given in either source. [
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Dates of Serial Publication
1924 ‘From “Work in Progress”’, in Transatlantic Review, I (April 1924), pp.215-23 [FW II.iv].
  'From “Work in Progress”’, in Contact Collection of Contemporary Writers (Paris [May] 1925), pp.133-36 [FW 1.i, pp.30-34];
   
1925 “Fragment of an Unpublished Work”, in Criterion, III (July 1925), pp.498-95 [FW I.v].
  “From Work in Progress”, in Navire d'Argent, I (October 1925), pp.59-74 [FW I. viii];
   
1926 “Extract from Work in Progress”, in This Quarter, I (Autumn-Winter 1925-26), pp.108-23 [FW I.vii].
   
1927 “Opening Pages of a Work in Progress”, in transition, I (April 1927), pp.9-30 [FW I.i].
  “Continuation of a Work in Progress”, in transition, 2 (May 1927), pp.94-107 [FW I.ii].
  “Continuation of a Work in Progress”, in transition, 3 (June 1927), pp.32-10 [FW I.iii].
  “Continuation of a Work in Progress”, in transition, 4 (July 1927), pp.46-65 [FW I.iv];
  “Continuation of a Work in Progress”, in transition, 5 (August 1927), pp.15-31 [FW 1.v].
  “Continuation of a Work in Progress”, in transition, 6 (September 1927), pp.87-106f. [FW 1. vi].
  “Continuation of a Work in Progress”, in transition, 7 (October 1927), pp.34-56 [FW I.vii].
  “Continuation of a Work in Progress”, in transition, 8 (November 1927), pp.17-35 [FW 1.viii].
   
1928

“Continuation of a Work in Progress”, in transition, 11 (February 1928), pp.7-18 [FW 282-304].

  “Continuation of a Work in Progress”, in transition, 12 (March 1928), pp.7-27 [FW III.i].
  “Continuation of a Work in Progress”, in transition, 13 (Summer 1928), pp.5-32 [FW III.ii].
  Anna Livia Plurabelle (NY: Crosby Gaige [October] 1928) [FW 1.viii]. Pamphlet.
1929 “Continuation of a Work in Progress”, transition, 15 (February 1929), pp.195-238 [FW III.iii].
  Tales Told of Shem and Shaun (Paris: The Black Sun Press [August] 1929) [FW, pp.152-59, 282-304, 414-19]. Pamphlet.
  [“Work in Progress”, in] transition, 18 (November 1929), pp.211-36 [FW III.iv].
  Haveth Childers Everywhere (Paris & NY: [Babou & Kahane, June] 1929) [FW 532-54]. Pamphlet.
  Anna Livia Plurabelle (London: Faber & Faber [June] 1929) [FW I.viii].
   
1931 Haveth Childers Everywhere (London: Faber & Faber [May] 1931) [FW 132-54]. Pamphlet.
   
1932 Two Tales of Shem and Shaun (London: Faber & Faber [December] 1932) [FW, pp.152-59 & 414-19]. Pamphlet.
   
1933 “Continuation of a Work in Progress”, transition, 22 (February 1933), pp.49-76 [FW 219-59].
   
1934 The Mime of Mick Nick and the Maggies (The Hague: The Servire Press [June] 1934) [FW 219-59]. Pamphlet.
   
1935 [“Work in Progress”, in] transition, 23 (July 1935), pp.109-29 [FW 260-75 & 304-08].
   
1937 Storiella As She Is Syung (London: Corvinus Press [October] 1937) [FW 260-75 & 304-08]. Pamphlet.
  “Continuation of a Work in Progress”, in transition, 26 (February 1937), pp. 35-52 [FW 309-31; The Norwegian Captain and the Tailor; see Ellmann, ed., Sel. Letters, p.385, n.1.]
   
1938 “Continuation of a Work in Progress”, in transition, 27 (April-May 1938), pp.59-78 [FW 338-55].
   
  Final Text & Book Publication:
1939
Finnegans Wake (London: Faber & Faber; NY: Viking Press [May 4th] 1939). For information on editions, see Works; for remarks on dating, see Notes, Finnegans Wake, [infra].


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