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ULYSSES.

by JOYCE. JAMES

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Random House. New York. 1934. FIRST AUTHORISED AMERICAN EDITION. 8vo. (8.3 x 5.8 inches). Finely bound in recent full dark blue morocco leather binding. Spine with raised bands. Compartments ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt. Decorative gilt roll border on boards. Top edge gilt. Original cloth front board bound in at the end of the book. --- This edition contains a synopsis of the District Court decision allowing publication in America, and Joyce's letter to his publisher about this edition. --- Slocum and Cahoon No.21.

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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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Title
ULYSSES.
Author
JOYCE. JAMES
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First Authorised American edition.
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Random House. New York. 1934
Date Published
1934
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Gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...
Cloth
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Morocco
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