'Every body knows now that Ulysses is the greatest novel of the century' -ANTHONY BURGESS.
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 inventiness and astonishingly wide-ranging allusions confirm its standing as an imperishable monument to the human condition. Declan kiberd says in his troduction that Ulysses is 'an endlessly open book of utopian epiphanies. It holds a mirror up to th colonial capital that was Dublin on 16 June 1904, but it also offers redemptive glimpses of a future world wich might be made over in terms of those utopian moments.'
This edition is the standard Random House/Bodley Head text that first appeared in 1960.