The corrected version of Ulysses that caused so much controversy on its first publication. This edition is the accepted reference text for James Joyce studies.
James Joyce was born on 2 February 1882 in Dublin. He studied modern languages at University College, Dublin. After graduating, Joyce moved to Paris for a brief period in 1902. In 1904 Joyce met Nora Barnacle, with whom he would spend the rest of his life and they moved to Europe and settled in Trieste where Joyce worked as a teacher. His first published work was a book of poems called Chamber Music (1907). This was followed by Dubliners (1914), A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916) and the play Exiles (1918). In 1915 the First World War forced Joyce and Nora and their two children to move to Z rich. Joyce's most famous novel, Ulysses, was published in Paris in 1922. In the same year he started work on his last great book, Finnegan's Wake (1939). James Joyce died in Z rich on 13 January 1941.
"The greatest novel of the century" -- Anthony Burgess * Observer
"Ulysses is a work of high genius" * Independent, 1922 *
"The Odyssey, the Divine Comedy and Hamlet whisper their way through its pages: and Ulysses is their equal at every turn..." -- Simon Barnes * The Times *
"Ulysses, with its comic-epic tapestry, took fiction deeper than ever into the raucous carnival of everyday life" * Independent *
"[The 1974 version] fixes 5,000 errors involving punctuation, omitted words, phrases, and even entire sentences'" * New York Times *