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*VII.A.2.b.i [VII.A.2.]: Criticism: Later Holograph Faircopy Draft of the Second Part of the "Daniele Defoe" Lecture1

Material Description and Collation

The manuscript consists of 23 sheets of unruled paper, in Joyce’s hand in black ink on all the rectos; the versos are blank.


Joyce headed p. [1]: "Daniele Defoe | (II)".


Joyce numbered pp. [1]–[8] "1)"–"8)" and pp. [9]–[23] "8)"–"22)" in the lower right margin in lead pencil, inadvertently numbering p. [9] again as p. "8".


The manuscript measures approximately 21.0 x 17.0 cm.


The manuscript is the second part of the lecture in Italian on Daniel Defoe that, together with Joyce’s lecture on Blake, was part of the series announced as "Verismo ed idealismo nella letteratura inglese (Daniele De Foe–William Blake)" (that is, "Realism and Idealism in English Literature") and presented at the Università Popolare, Trieste. The first lecture on Defoe took place on 9 February 1912 (see John McCourt, The Years of Bloom [Dublin: Lilliput Press, 2000], pp. 178–179). This may be the faircopy from which Joyce presented the lecture.

Other Markings

The manuscript is also signed "James Joyce" in black ink at the bottom of p. [23].


Joyce wrote this manuscript in February 1912.


This manuscript has been reproduced in black and white photo-facsimile on JJA 2.191–213 and was edited and translated by Joseph Prescott in Daniel Defoe (Buffalo Studies, vol. 1, no. 1 [State University of New York at Buffalo: Buffalo, December 1964]), pp. 5–14, and OCPW, pp. 168–175.The Defoe lecture was not included in The Critical Writings of James Joyce "because of a prior arrangement by the James Joyce Estate" (p. 214).


This manuscript is probably the copy of the text from which Joyce read the lecture at the Università Popolare (see JJA 3.xxix). This draft is continued from MS VII.A.1.a. The manuscript was held together by a gold-colored brass-fastener in the upper left corner; it was detached in 2009 for conservation purposes, though it is still extant and is stored with the manuscript.

There are stains on p. [1r] and [22v]. There are rust stains from paperclips on p. [22r]. The sheets were folded twice vertically.

  1. See [Sylvia Beach], Catalogue, item 14, p. 7; Slocum and Cahoon, E.11.b.x.