Ulysses (Paperback)

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Forget all you've heard about this allegedly "unreadable" book. It is more beautiful in its humane portrayal of Dublin over the course of one day and says more about life than almost any other book. It also has the most likeable and fully realized man - Leopold Bloom - in all of literature. Yes, it is hard, but so is life. It took me 2 months of unemployed all day reading to read this and I'll read it for the rest of my life.

— From Abe


This revised volume follows the complete unabridged text as corrected in 1961. Contains the original foreword by the author and the historic court ruling to remove the federal ban. It also contains page references to the first American edition of 1934.

Praise For…

"Ulysses will immortalize its author with the same certainty that Gargantua immortalized Rabelais, and The Brothers Karamazov immortalized Dostoyevsky.... It comes nearer to being the perfect revelation of a personality than any book in existence."
-The New York Times

"To my mind one of the most significant and beautiful books of our time."
-Gilbert Seldes, in The Nation

"Talk about understanding "feminine psychology"-- I have never read anything to surpass it, and I doubt if I have ever read anything to equal it."
-Arnold Bennett

"In the last pages of the book, Joyce soars to such rhapsodies of beauty as have probably never been equaled in English prose fiction."
-Edmund Wilson, in The New Republic

Product Details
ISBN: 9780679722762
ISBN-10: 0679722769
Publisher: Vintage Books USA
Publication Date: June 16th, 1990
Pages: 816
Language: English
Series: Vintage International