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James Joyce

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ISBN 10: 1587262851 / ISBN 13: 9781587262852
Published by Ann Arbor Media, Ann Arbor, 2005
Condition: Almost Fine Hardcover
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Book has small smudge on top paper edges. 732pp. Cream colored cloth. 1st of this Fasc.Ed. Square, tight, bright copy with firm corners. No itnernal names, notes or markings. Crisp, unclipped DJ in Mylar cover (NP). Nice copy. EXTRA POSTAGE FOR INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING only by Flat Rate Medium Priority Box ($62.00 actual cost with insurance and tracking). (H). Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 17347

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Title: Ulysses

Publisher: Ann Arbor Media, Ann Arbor

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Almost Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: Facsimile Edition

Book Type: Modern Literature

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The Irish novelist James Joyce (1882-1941) believed that patterns of human behavior, unconsciously drawn from history of myth, endlessly repeat themselves. So when he decided to tell the story of three Dubliners on one ordinary day, he loosely fashioned their wanderings after those in Homer's Odyssey. On June 16, 1904 (the date of Joyce's first walk with his future wife and now known as Bloomsday, Stephen Dedalus (standing in for Telemachus) and Leopold Bloom (Odysseus) traverse the city, visiting a newspaper office, a funeral, a library, several pubs, a hospital, and a brothel before eventually meeting. Bloom's wife, Molly (Penelope), waits at home, though with something less than the pure faithfulness of her prototype. Joyce sought to accurately convey his characters' thoughts, and so relied on interior, stream-of-consciousness monologues to put the reader inside their often chaotic minds. At heart a comic writer, he also used parody, puns, and hyperbole to great effect. For its inventiveness, depth, and complexity, Ulysses is often nominated as the greatest novel in the English language.

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