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James Joyce

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ISBN 10: 1587262851 / ISBN 13: 9781587262852
Published by Ann Arbor Media Group, Ann Arbor, MI, 2005
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Ann Arbor Media Group, Ann Arbor, MI. 2005. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. Facsimile edition of the 1922 edition by Shakespeare and Company. Book is tight square, and unmarked. Book Condition: Fine. DJ: Near Fine; bumping to top edge of cover and a small closed tear. Tan cloth boards and spine with bright black printing on spine. 732 pp. Joyce tells the story of three Dubliners on one ordinary day, based loosely on the wanderings of those in Homer's Odyssey. The three travel to various establishments in Dublin. Joyce tried to convey their thoughts accurately and used stream-of-consciousness monologues to put the reader into their mind. Often nominated as the greatest novel in the English language. A clean pristine identical copy of the original. Bookseller Inventory # 002455

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Title: Ulysses

Publisher: Ann Arbor Media Group, Ann Arbor, MI

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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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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