“Arguably the greatest novel of the twentieth century, James Joyce’s Ulysses remains as much of a shocking and redemptive testament to the human condition as it was when it was first conceived in 1914. Following the events of a single day in Dublin and the experiences of Stephen Dedalus, Leopold Bloom and his wife Molly, Ulysses’ ceaseless verbal and formal inventiveness and its astonishing wide-ranging allusions continue to have a profound influence on contemporary culture.
A new, annotated students’ edition of one of the twentieth century’s greatest novels, using the original 1922 text, now the preferred text of Joyce’s masterwork, this annotated Student Edition includes extensive notes, line numbers and an introduction by world-renowned Joycean scholar, Andrew Gibson.”
“For Joyce, literature ‘is the eternal affirmation of the spirit of man’. Written between 1914 and 1921, Ulysses has survived bowdlerization, legal action and bitter controversy. An undisputed modernist classic, its ceaseless verbal inventiveness and astonishing wide-ranging allusions confirms its standing as an imperishable monument to the human condition. Declan Kiberd says in his introduction that Ulysses is ‘an endlessly open book of utopian epiphanies. It holds a mirror up to the colonial capital that was Dublin on 16 June 1904, but it also offers redemptive glimpses of a future world which might be made over in terms of those utopian moments.’ This Annotated Student Edition has full explanatory notes and line numbers for critical reference.”