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Ulysses by James Joyce - Paperback - First Edition - 1932 - from Lasting Words Ltd (SKU: 014548)

Ulysses

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Ulysses

by James Joyce

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UK: Odyssey Press, 1932. 1st Edition 1932. A new two softback volume publication of this classic work. Books are very good++ and bright. A touvj of light rubbing and darkening to spine tips. Contents good. A remarkably fresh set. More images can be taken upon request. Ref12635. First Edition. Original Wraps. Very Good ++. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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. Within the massive text of 265,000 words (not so “short” anymore, eh?), divided in 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 a paramount of Modernist literature.  Ulysses presents a series of parellels 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.

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Bookseller
Lasting Words Ltd GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
014548
Title
Ulysses
Author
James Joyce
Format/binding
Paperback
Book condition
Used - Very Good ++
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Odyssey Press
Place of Publication
UK
Date published
1932
Size
12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall

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12mo
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First Edition
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