Ulysses

Ulysses

Summary

<h2>Celebrating 100 Years of Joyce's masterpiece<h/2>

The authoritative Hans Walter Gabler text; with a new introduction by Anne Enright.


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.

The survivor of countless controversies, censorships and even claims of blasphemy, this centenary edition of Ulysses comes packaged in a boldly designed new package, befitting of its status as one of the most notorious and influential novels ever written.

'The greatest novel of the century' Anthony Burgess
Ulysses has had a profound influence on modern fiction... Unforgettable' Guardian
'A work of high genius' Independent

Reviews

  • Ulysses changed the stakes of the novel for ever, letting us see how extraordinary the everyday can be by plugging us straight into the minds of its characters, and using language in an electrifying way that only poets had dared to up till then
    New Statesman

About the author

James Joyce

James Joyce was born in Dublin on 2 February 1882, the eldest of ten children in a family which, after brief prosperity, collapsed into poverty. He was none the less educated at the best Jesuit schools and then at University College, Dublin, and displayed considerable academic and literary ability. Although he spent most of his adult life outside Ireland, Joyce's psychological and fictional universe is firmly rooted in his native Dublin, the city which provides the settings and much of the subject matter for all his fiction. He is best known for his landmark novel Ulysses (1922) and its controversial successor Finnegans Wake (1939), as well as the short story collection Dubliners (1914) and the semi-autobiographical novel A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916). James Joyce died in Zürich, on 13 January 1941.
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