Book :: Ulysses

By: James Joyce
Pages: 783
Published: 1918
Genre(s): Ireland
Literary Fiction
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Set entirely on one day, 16 June 1904,Ulyssesfollows Leopold Bloom and Stephen Daedalus as they go about their daily business in Dublin. From this starting point, James Joyce constructs a novel of extraordinary imaginative richness and depth. Unique in the history of literature,Ulyssesis one of the most important and enjoyable works of the twentieth century. After its first publication in Paris...

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red13x red13x

Not as bad as I was expecting from the other reviews. Can be hard to read at times but otherwise okay!

Aug 13th, 2023

SingingSarah SingingSarah

May 20th, 2021

Aaron Sztrakoniczky Aaron Sztrakoniczky

Too desultory

May 7th, 2018

justinwolfe82 justinwolfe82

I have read this book twice, appreciating it more the second time around. Much of it is complicated and over my head, I think it would be beneficial to take a study course to fully understand appreciate Joyce.

Aug 1st, 2016

forline forline

I am just not a fan. I forced myself to keep reading this.

Nov 12th, 2015

bryanoz bryanoz

Jun 5th, 2015

entropicisland entropicisland

Apr 23rd, 2015

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Mar 31st, 2015

Trappalapp Trappalapp

I had to push myself so hard to finish this. The stream-of-consciousness writing format just isn't for me.

Dec 28th, 2014

jwk jwk

Dec 12th, 2014

Leahshanholtz Leahshanholtz

I tried my best to finish this, but just didn't see the point since I couldn't grasp any type of plot or story.

Sep 6th, 2014

beep beep

Not for everyone, true but worth it if you have the time to tackle the thing. 'Notes for Joyce' by Don Gifford is almost necessary for most people to get all the nuances and is pretty much the only companion piece you'll need.

Jul 30th, 2013

lgaston99 lgaston99

Not my style of book. I know that many people out there have a high regard for this book, but I found myself lost in what was going on many times with the stream of consciousness. I did find it interesting the number of phrases or slang that are still applicable today.

Jul 5th, 2013

Ulysses appears on these lists...

2nd on The 20th Centrury's Greatest Hits by American Book Review

3rd on The Novel 100 by Daniel S. Bert

1st on 100 Best Novels by Modern Library

6th on Rival 100 Best Novels by Radcliffe

28th on 100 Books of the Century by Le Monde

45th on 100 Greatest Novels of All Time by The Guardian

75th on Books You Can't Live Without by The Guardian

24th on 100 Novels Everyone Should Read by Telegraph

78th on The Big Read by BBC

4th on Books of the Century by Waterstone

3rd on Top 100 Books by Newsweek

18th on 100 Books of the Past Century by Koen Books