A Working Outline of Finnegans Wake
CHAPTER 2 (pp. 30-47) The genesis and naming of Humphrey Chimpden Earwicker Gaiety Theatre production of A Royal Divorce Rumors about H.C.E.'s indiscretion The Encounter with the Cad The Cad dines and drinks The Cad's story is spread The making of the Ballad by Hosty The Ballad of Persse O'Reilly
CHAPTER 3 (pp. 48-74) The balladeer and all involved come to bad ends as Time
Passes Earwicker asked to tell the old story Earwicker's "innocent" version is filmed, televised, and aired
This outline originally appeared in Bernard Benstock, Joyce-Again's Wake: An Analysis of Finnegans Wake (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1965), xv-xxiv. Permission for use granted by the University of Washington Press.