Ulysses

by Joyce, James

Ulysses is a modernist novel by James Joyce. It was first serialized in The Little Review from March 1918 to December 1920 and later published by Shakespeare and Company in 1922. Originally, Joyce conceived of Ulysses as a short story to be included in Dubliners, but decided instead to publish it as a long novel, situated as a sort of sequel to A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, picking up Stephen Dedalus’s life over a year later. Ulysses takes place on a single day, June 16, 1904, in Dublin - now celebrated as Bloomsday annually.

Within the massive text of 265,000 words (not so “short” anymore, eh?), divided into 18 episodes, Joyce radically shifts narrative style with each new episode, completely abandoning the previously accepted notions of plot, setting, and characters. The presentation of a fragmented reality through interior perception in Ulysses, often through stream-of-consciousness, is one of many reasons it is considered a paramount in Modernist literature. 

Ulysses presents a series of parallels with Homer’s epic poem Odyssey (Ulysses is the Latinized name of Odysseus.) Not only can correspondences be drawn between the main characters of each text — Stephen Dedalus to Telemachus, Leopold Bloom to Odysseus, and Molly Bloom to Penelope, but each of the 18 episodes of Ulysses reflects an adventure from the Odyssey.

In 1998, the American publishing firm Modern Library ranked Ulysses first on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century.

February 2022 will mark the centennial of the publishing of Ulysses, with auctions, sales, and celebrations by Joyce fans scheduled around the globe.From our Book Collecting Guide: Collecting Ulysses https://www.biblio.com/book-collecting/basics/collecting-one-book/collecting-ulysses-by-james-joyce/

First Edition Identification and Notes

Unable to find a publisher in the U.S. or U.K., Ulysses was first published in book form by Shakespeare and Company in Paris in 1922. This first edition appeared in blue and white printed wrappers in an edition of only 1,000 copies which are among the most highly sought after modern first editions, commanding prices in the range of $40,000 - $75,000. A signed first edition could easily fetch over $100,000.

Other Collectible or Notable Editions

There have been at least 18 editions and variations in different impressions of each edition, though some are certainly more notable than others. Harriet Weaver of the Egoist Press published the first “English edition” of Ulysses later in 1922. Following the publication of this edition, the text was banned and the novel forced underground. In 1933, Random House successfully applied to the US courts to overturn the ban and published its first American edition in January 1935. However, a pirated Roth edition was published in New York in 1929. Other notable editions include the first U.K. Edition, published by John Lane / the Bodley Head in London in 1936, the first U.S. Random House edition of 1935 and the Limited Editions Club edition of 1935 (with illustrations by Henry Matisse).

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Ulysses

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1927
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1924
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Random House, 1934. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Published in New York by Random House in 1934. First American Edition stated on copyright page. "REICHL" on bottom front corner of DJ. Book very good, two horizontal tears on spine, slightly shelf-cocked, foxing on spine, and black smudge on bottom edge of pages. DJ very good, price-clipped, chipping… Read more
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Ulysses

by JOYCE, James

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Rootenberg Rare Books & Manuscripts
Published
1928
Edition
10th PRINTING OF THE FIRST EDITION
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Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1928. 10th PRINTING OF THE FIRST EDITION. Original blue printed wrappers, some chipping on edges and along spine, top wrapper and flyleaf nearly detached; otherwise a very good uncut copy. Tenth printing of the first edition. After failing to find a publisher, Sylvia Beach, an American expatriate living in Paris, undertook the publication of the… Read more
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Ulysses

by Joyce, James

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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA
Published
1926
Condition
Very Good
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£920.59

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Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1926. Hardcover. Very Good. Eighth printing. Technically the second edition as it's the first to have the type entirely re-set. [iv], 735 pp. Contemporary three quarter red leather with marbled paper sides, gilt lettering, ruling and decorative stamping to spine. Very Good with rubbing along edges, darkening to foot, pages a little age-toned, light… Read more
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Ulysses.

by JOYCE, James.

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Shapero Rare Books
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£875.00

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London, John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1937. . First UK trade edition, first impression; 8vo; publisher's green cloth, Gill's Homeric bow design to upper board and titles to spine gilt, with the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the somewhat rubbed dust jacket with a vertical crease to the spine panel and some minor loss at the extremities. … Read more
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Ulysses: Folio Society Limited Edition #429/500 in FS Packaging

by Joyce, James

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Bath and West Books (PBFA)
Published
2022
Condition
New
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Limited Ed.
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The Folio Society, 2022. Limited Ed. . Leather. New. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Lord, John Vernon. The Folio Society centenary edition, limited to 500 hand-numbered copies of which this is number 429. Illustrated and signed by Joyce devotee, John Vernon Lord, who described working on this limited edition as 'a humbling experience'. Fully bound in… Read more
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Ulysses

by James Joyce

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Appledore Books, ABAA
Published
1925
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Collectible; Very Good
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Paris: Shakespeare and Co, 1925. Half-Leather. Collectible; Very Good. The August 1925 stated 6th printing of "Ulysses", representing still a very early edition resulting from the legendary coupling of bookseller/makeshift publisher (Sylvia Beach) and author (James Joyce). This copy has been handsomely re-bound in half-leather by J. MacDonald of Norwalk, Connecticut and bears the binder's stamp at the… Read more
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ULYSSES

by Joyce, James

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Evolving Lens Bookseller
Published
1930
Edition
First Edition; Eleventh Printing
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Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1930. First Edition; Eleventh Printing. Hardcover. Book condition is Very Good, handsomely rebound in half leather with decorated boards and end papers. Minor foxing, toning to interior. Crease to bottom corner of a few pages. Text is clean and unmarked. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall.
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Ulysses

by James Joyce

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Wilfrid M. de Freitas - Bookseller
Published
1932
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First Odyssey Press printing
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Small format 4¾" x 7¼". Publisher's original pale grey cloth, titled in maroon on front cover and spine.Tiny spot at lower edge of front cover; head and tail of spine soiled and rubbed; 2 mm. closed tear at head. Printed on thin paper, page tops stained grey. Pencilled ownership name and 1933 date inside front cover. In original slip case… Read more
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cover of Ulysses (2 Bde., compl.). Forditotta Gaspar Endre.

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Budapest, NovaIrodalmi Intezet, 1947. Gr.8°. III, 310 S.; 294 S., HLwd., Rücken etwas verblichen, einge S. etwas fleckig, Innengelenk angebrochen und dilettantisch verklebt. Insgesamt etwas gebrauchspurig. Seltene erste ungarische Ausgabe dieses bahnbrechenden Werkes. Nr. 398 von insgesamt 1000 Exemplaren (Scolum S. 119/58). Text ungarisch. 010
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