Ulysses - Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)
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Ulysses - Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)

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Ulysses, one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century, has had a profound influence on modern fiction. In a series of episodes covering the course of a single day, 16 June 1904, the novel traces the movements of Leopold Bloom and Stephen Dedalus through the streets of Dublin. Each episode has its own literary style, and the epic journey of Odysseus is only one of many correspondencies that add layers of meaning to the text. Ulysses has been the subject of controversy since copies of the first English edition were burned by the New York Post Office Authorities. Today critical interest centres on the authority of the text, and this edition, complete with an invaluable Introduction, notes, and appendices, republishes for the first time, without interference, the original 1922 text. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199535675
Number of pages: 1056
Weight: 717 g
Dimensions: 196 x 129 x 47 mm


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'one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century ... this edition, complete with an invaluable Introduction, map of Dublin, notes, and appendices, republishes for the first time, without interference, the original 1922 text.' In Dublin
'After more than seventy years of editorial corrections, specialists will buy the 'uncorrected' edition for its accuracy. Others should choose it as much for Johnson's excellent introduction and notes.' Tim Kendall. Hertford College, Oxford. Notes and Queries
For anyone coming to this 20th century classic for the first time, this paperback version could well make the going a little easier. * Lancashire Evening Post (Preston) *
Already got a copy of Ulysses. Well, chuck it out and get this ... this is the one, a reproduction of the original 1922 Shakespeare & Co edition ... has extensive notes at the back to explain references and correct gaffes ... Also astonishingly cheap. * Nicholas Lezard, The Guardian *
now the cheapest annotated paperback available and comes with a splendid introduction from Jeri Johnson, a map of contemporary Dublin, and a comprehensive set of explanatory notes ... As such, it should appeal both to those who are familiar with Joyce's book, and those who are approaching it for the first time. * Yorkshire Post (Leeds) *
hilarious, poignant, exhilarating ... The excellent guide, editor Jeri Johnson, refuses to allow short cuts for first-time travellers ... The detailed notes are useful ... the ideal way to set off on your personal odyssey. * The Times *
For anyone coming to this 20th century classic for the first time, this paperback version could well make the going a little easier. * West Lancashire Evening Gazette *
For anyone coming to this 20th Century classic for the first time, this paperback version could well make the going a little easier. * Yorkshire Evening Post (Leeds) Midweek section, 9 July 1997 *

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“Ignore what other people say....”

...Ulysses is not as hard as they suggest. All you need is a good set of notes, lots of tea, and some stamina (and ideally a friend who's already read it). Even if it takes a few attempts, it is really worth... More

Paperback edition
26th July 2011
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“Deserves credit and reading”

As with many of James Joyce works it seems to attract some negativity which is totally unfounded. It might take a little patience (particularly if you are not used to the style) but it is well worth reading, thought... More

Paperback edition
31st October 2011
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“Ulysses”

Despite this being considered a must read classic, I did not enjoy it at all. I found the language confused and over the top, the writing disjointed and chaotic and didn't connect with any of the characters on... More

Paperback edition
11th April 2013
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