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Ulysses

by JOYCE, James

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Paris: Shakespeare & Co, 1922. Limited. paperback. very good(-). Thick large 8vo, original blue wrappers printed in white. Paris: Shakespeare & Co., 1922. First edition. From a total printing of 1000, this is one of only 150 large paper copies on verge d'Arches, measuring 10.375 x 8.9375 inches. Housed in a blue half morocco clam-shell case. A large, uncut copy in original wrappers (blue paper is entirely lacking from the spine and with small chips at the joints; faint discoloration on copyright and limitation pages from old paper once laid in; a handful of other pages with brownish spatter). Number 174 of 1000 numbered copies. Although the series of 750 were numbered 251- 1000 they were actually printed first. The series of 100 was done next, and the large format run last. Because of the larger format the printer had to reimpose the forms, which gave Joyce the opportunity to correct one typo, "borad" to "board" on p. 31, l. 10. S & C. A17.

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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Argosy Book Store US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
233256
Title
Ulysses
Author
JOYCE, James
Format/binding
Paperback
Book condition
Used - very good(-)
Quantity available
1
Edition
Limited
Publisher
Shakespeare & Co
Place of Publication
Paris
Date published
1922

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wrappers
The paper covering on the outside of a paperback.  Also see the entry for pictorial wraps, color illustrated coverings for...[more]
First Edition
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morocco
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spine
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