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Ulysses; With An Introduction by Stuart Gilbert and Illustrations By Henri Matisse

Ulysses; With An Introduction by Stuart Gilbert and Illustrations By Henri Matisse

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Ulysses; With An Introduction by Stuart Gilbert and Illustrations By Henri Matisse

by Joyce, James

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New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1935. Limited Edition. Cloth. Very good. Ulysses by James Joyce from The Limited Editions Club, signed by Henri Matisse.. Quarto, xv, [iii], 363pp, [3pp]. Brown cloth, gilt title on spine, embossed design on front cover. Top edge sprinkled brown, edges untrimmed. Light rubbing to tips, some shelf wear to gilt on front emblem. Solid text block. Contains twenty-six plates (six etchings by Matisse and twenty reproductions of preliminary drawings). Housed in custom beige slipcase, publisher's original paper spine over new boards. Includes original flyer from the Limited Editions Club. From a limited edition of 1500 copies signed by Henri Matisse, this being number 311. An excellent copy. In the early 1930s, Henri Matisse was paid $5000 by Limited Edition Club founder George Macy to do six full-page etchings for Ulysses. Many believe that Matisse never read the novel before beginning the compositions. This limited edition run of 1,500 copies was signed by artist Henri Matisse, with 250 copies signed by both Matisse and the author, James Joyce.

Synopsis

Ulysses is a modernist novel by James Joyce. It was first serialized in The Little Review from March 1918 to December 1920 and later published by Shakespeare and Company in 1922. Originally, Joyce conceived of Ulysses as a short story to be included in Dubliners , but decided instead to publish it as a long novel, situated as a sort of sequel to A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man , picking up Stephen Dedalus’s life over a year later. Ulysses takes place on a single day, June 16, 1904, in Dublin - now celebrated as Bloomsday annually. Within the massive text of 265,000 words (not so “short” anymore, eh?), divided into 18 episodes, Joyce radically shifts narrative style with each new episode, completely abandoning the previously accepted notions of plot, setting, and characters. The presentation of a fragmented reality through interior perception in Ulysses , often through stream-of-consciousness, is one of many reasons it is considered a paramount in Modernist literature.  Ulysses presents a series of parallels with Homer’s epic poem Odyssey (Ulysses is the Latinized name of Odysseus.) Not only can correspondences be drawn between the main characters of each text — Stephen Dedalus to Telemachus, Leopold Bloom to Odysseus, and Molly Bloom to Penelope, but each of the 18 episodes of Ulysses reflects an adventure from the Odyssey. In 1998, the American publishing firm Modern Library ranked Ulysses first on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. February 2022 will mark the centennial of the publishing of Ulysses , with auctions, sales, and celebrations by Joyce fans scheduled around the globe. From our Book Collecting Guide: Collecting Ulysses  https://www.biblio.com/book-collecting/basics/collecting-one-book/collecting-ulysses-by-james-joyce/

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Title
Ulysses; With An Introduction by Stuart Gilbert and Illustrations By Henri Matisse
Author
Joyce, James
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Ulysses by James Joyce from The Limited Editions Club, signed by Henri Matisse.
Format/Binding
Cloth
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Used - Very Good
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Limited Edition
Publisher
The Limited Editions Club
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1935
Keywords
Limited Edition club, signed James Joyce, first edition Ulysses, Artist young man Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, dubliners Joyce, Finnegans Wake, Haveth Childers Everywhere, HAVETH CHILDERS EVERYWHERE

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