Ulysses

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Description 1961, Modern Library Edition, published in the US by Random House. This is the edition nominated by a committee of Joycean scholars as the preferred edition. Ulysses is set in Dublin on one day, June 16th, 1904. It chronicles a 24 hour period in the life of Leopold Bloom as he wanders the streets of Dublin meeting friends and acquaintances and mulling over what to do about his wife Molly who he knows is having an affair. The final chapter of this extraordinary book is devoted to Molly Bloom who, as she lies in her bed beside Leopold equivocates about whether she should choose Leopold or her lover, Boylan. Molly's monologue is called a 'stream of consciousness' as it is largely lacking punctuation. Ulysses was first published on February 2nd, 1922 [on Joyce's 40th birthday] by Sylvia Beach at her bookshop Shakespeare and Company in Paris. The book was banned in Ireland and the censors only lifted the ban in 1967. The 1984 Gabler's "corrected edition" received much criticism from scholars and was replaced in 1990 by it's American publisher, Random House with the 1960 edition after consultation with a committee of Joycean scholars. The UK publisher, Bodley House also revived the 1960 edition. This book is that edition. Turquoise blue cover with darker blue trim and gold titles. Very good to near fine. No previous owner inscriptions. No dj 783 pp.
Author Joyce, James
Publisher Random House
Publisher Place New York
Publisher Year 1961
Binding Hardcover
Book Condition Very Good to Near Fine