“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 title of serialised extracts in issues of transition May 1927 are not given in either source.
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1925 “Fragment of an Unpublished Work”, in Criterion, III (July 1925), pp.498-95 [FW I.v].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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