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ULYSSES

by JOYCE, JAMES

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Dublin: Lilliput Press, 1997. No. 3 OF 100 SPECIAL COPIES of the "Illegal" First Dublin Edition, bound in quarter leather and signed by Rose and Banville (from a total edition of 1,000 numbered and 26 lettered copies). 240 x 158 mm. (9 1/2 x 6 1/4"). 4 p.l., v-lxxxiii, [1], 739, [3] pp.Edited by Danis Rose. With a foreword by John Banville.
Publisher's quarter blue morocco over navy cloth boards, smooth spine with silver lettering. In a blue buckram slipcase. In mint condition.

This is the first printing of Joyce's masterpiece actually to be done in Ireland--75 years after its initial publication. Generally recognized as the most important 20th-century novel in English, Joyce's chronicle of Leopold Bloom's odyssey through Dublin excited much controversy upon publication in 1922 and was for years a target of censorship, especially in the U.S. and U.K. The present edition also met with some animosity when it was discovered that the editor, prominent Joyce scholar Danis Rose, used some language from the original manuscripts without permission from Joyce's estate. A lawsuit for copyright infringement was issued, and this work subsequently became known as the "Illegal Edition." Despite the unpleasant dispute, Rose's "Ulysses" was lauded for its readability, and was described by the Irish Times as "a landmark edition for first-time readers and life-time fans." Founded in 1984 and still in operation today, the Lilliput Press has published more than 600 titles of Irish interest and is regarded as one of Ireland's most esteemed small publishers. This strictly limited edition of 100 rarely appears for sale: we could trace just one auction appearance (at PBA Galleries in 2005, where a copy was sold for $1,495, all in)..

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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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Bookseller
Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
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Title
ULYSSES
Author
JOYCE, JAMES
Book condition
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Edition
No. 3 OF 100 SPECIAL COPIES of the "Illegal" First Dublin Editio
Publisher
Lilliput Press
Place of Publication
Dublin
Date Published
1997

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