Search - List of Books by James Stephens

"Finality is death. Perfection is finality. Nothing is perfect. There are lumps in it." -- James Stephens
James Stephens (February 9, 1882–December 26, 1950) was an Irish novelist and poet.

James Stephens wrote many retellings of Irish myths and fairy tales. His retellings are marked by a rare combination of humor and lyricism (Deirdre, and Irish Fairy Tales are often singled out for praise). He also wrote several original novels (Crock of Gold, Etched in Moonlight, Demi-Gods) loosely based on Irish fairy tales. "Crock of Gold," in particular, achieved enduring popularity and was frequently reprinted throughout the author's lifetime.

Stephens began his career as a poet under the tutelage of "" (George William Russell). His first book of poems, "Insurrections," was published in 1909. His last book, "Kings and the Moon" (1938), was also a volume of verse.

In the 1930s, Stephens had some acquaintance with James Joyce, who found that they shared a birth year (and, Joyce mistakenly believed, a birthday). Joyce, who was concerned with his ability to finish what would later become Finnegans Wake, proposed at one point that Stephens assist him, with the authorship credited to JJ & S (James Joyce & Stephens, also a pun for the popular Irish whiskey made by John Jameson & Sons). The plan, however, never came to fruition, as Joyce was able to complete the work on his own.

In the last decade of his life, Stephens found a new audience through a series of broadcasts on the BBC.

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Total Books: 239
Irish Fairy Tales
2015 - Irish Fairy Tales (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781522729112
ISBN-10: 1522729119
Genre: Children's Books
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The Crock of Gold
2014 - The Crock of Gold (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781848547353
ISBN-10: 1848547358
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The Insurrection in Dublin
2010 - The Insurrection in Dublin [Classic Reprint] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781440053634
ISBN-10: 1440053634
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Traditional Irish Fairy Tales
2010 - Traditional Irish Fairy Tales (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781450559539
ISBN-10: 1450559530
Genre: Children's Books
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Here Are Ladies
2010 - Here Are Ladies (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781142726737
ISBN-10: 1142726738
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Mary Mary
2010 - Mary Mary (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781141503179
ISBN-10: 1141503174
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The Hill of Vision
2010 - The Hill of VIsion (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781141508860
ISBN-10: 1141508869
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Illustrated Handbook of the Scenery and Antiquities of Southwestern Donegal
The Charwoman's Daughter
2009 - The Charwoman's Daughter (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781151160690
ISBN-10: 1151160695
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Songs From the Clay
2009 - Songs From the Clay (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781151518231
ISBN-10: 1151518239
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The Demi-Gods
2009 - The Demi-gods (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781151727176
ISBN-10: 1151727172
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The Crack of Gold
2009 - The Crack of Gold (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781151462893
ISBN-10: 1151462896
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The Adventures of Seumags Beg the Rocky Road to Dublin
2009 - The Adventures of Seumags Beg the Rocky Road to Dublin (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781117665733
ISBN-10: 1117665739
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The Lonely God And Other Poems
2009 - The Lonely God and Other Poems [1909] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781120766588
ISBN-10: 1120766583
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Deirdre
2009 - Deirdre (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781116730654
ISBN-10: 1116730650
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The Birth of the Fenian Movement American Diary Brooklyn 1859
2009 - The Birth of the Fenian Movement American Diary Brooklyn 1859 [Classics of Irish History] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781904558910
ISBN-10: 1904558917
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The Rocky Road to Dublin The Adventures of Seumas Beg
2009 - The Rocky Road to Dublin the Adventures of Seumas Beg [1915] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781112378799
ISBN-10: 1112378790
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Here Are Ladies -1920
2009 - Here Are Ladies -1920 (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781112253003
ISBN-10: 1112253009
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The Hill of Vision -1912
2009 - The Hill of VIsion -1912 (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781112253010
ISBN-10: 1112253017
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Irish Fairy Tales -1920
2009 - Irish Fairy Tales -1920 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781112100406
ISBN-10: 1112100407
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Insurrection in Dublin -1919
2009 - The Insurrection in Dublin -1919 (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781112104589
ISBN-10: 1112104585
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2008 - Crock of Gold [Large Print Edition] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2006 - La Olla De Oro/ the Golden Pot [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2005 - Great Irish Short Stories [Dover Thrift Editions] (Paperback)
1974 - Letters (Hardcover)