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London. 1967. Bodley Head. Sixth Impression. Previous Owener's Name Penned In Front, Otherwise Very Good In Worn Dustjackets. Book Has Two Dustjacket - One Is A Movie Tie-in Jacket & The Other A Regular Solid Green Trade Edition Jacket. 939 pages. hardcover. keywords: Literature Ireland Joyce Ireland Literature. inventory # 28710. FROM THE PUBLISHER - ULYSSES is a novel by James Joyce, first serialized in parts in the American journal The Little Review from March 1918 to December 1920, and then published in its entirety by Sylvia Beach on February 2, 1922, in Paris. It is considered one of the most important works of Modernist literature. ULYSSES chronicles the passage through Dublin by its main character, Leopold Bloom, during an ordinary day, June 16, 1904. The title alludes to the hero of Homer’s Odyssey (Latinised into Ulysses), and there are many parallels, both implicit and explicit, between the two works (e.g., the correspondences between Leopold Bloom and Odysseus, Molly Bloom and Penelope, and Stephen Dedalus and Telemachus). June 16 is now celebrated by Joyce’s fans worldwide as Bloomsday. ULYSSES totals 250,000 words from a vocabulary of 30,000 words, with most editions containing between 644 and 1000 pages. Divided into 18 ‘episodes’, as they are referred to in most scholarly circles, the book has been the subject of much controversy and scrutiny since its publication, ranging from early obscenity trials to protracted textual ‘Joyce Wars’. ULYSSES’s groundbreaking stream-of-consciousness technique, careful structuring and highly experimental prose - full of puns, parodies, allusions - as well as for its rich characterizations and broad humour, has made the book perhaps the most highly regarded work in Modernist writing. Previous Owener's Name Penned In Front, Otherwise Very Good In Worn Dustjackets. Bookseller Inventory # 28710
Publisher: Bodley Head
Publication Date: 1967
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