Ulysses, Paperback
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Set entirely on one day, 16 June 1904, "Ulysses" follows Leopold Bloom and Stephen Daedalus as they go about their daily business in Dublin.

From this starting point, James Joyce constructs a novel of extraordinary imaginative richness and depth.

Unique in the history of literature, "Ulysses" is one of the most important and enjoyable works of the twentieth century.

After its first publication in Paris in 1922, "Ulysses" was published in Great Britain by The Bodley Head in 1936.

These editions, as well as the subsequent resettings of 1960 in Great Britain and of 1961 in the US, included an increasing number of transmission and printing errors.

In 1977 a team of scholars, led by Professor Hans Walter Gabler, began to study manuscript evidence, typescripts and proofs in an attempt to reconstruct Joyce's creative process in order to come up with a more accurate text.

This edition uses the revised 1993 text of Gabler's version.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 672 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
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  • Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
  • ISBN: 9780099511199



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I don't feel qualified to review such a huge, erudite and often impenetrable work, or give it a meaningful rating. I found some parts of it interesting and enjoyable, plenty of it educational. Some sections are dense and require either a huge amount of background knowledge or spending more time looking words up than reading, and Joyce's vocabulary includes a lot of composite words and new coinages - there are also fragments of Latin, Greek, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Hebrew and Gaelic.

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