Ulysses. James JOYCE, Mimmo PALADINO, Stephen James JOYCE, preface.


London: The Folio Society, 1998. [Modern Literature] ILLUSTRATED EDITION, first edition thus. Large octavo (25 x 19cm), pp.xxii; 735 [3]. With 18 etchings in black and gold by Paladino, corresponding to one for each hour of the story. Also featuring an introduction by Jacques Aubert. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt titles to spine, and a gilt, white and black illustration to upper. Navy endpapers. With the publisher's blue paper-covered slipcase. Some light wear and marks to spine and slipcase. Near fine. This experimentalist novel, retelling Homer's 'Odyssey' in a contemporary setting within the course of a single day, introduced Joyce's now infamous use of complex stream-of-consciousness interior monologues. Love or loathe it, 'Ulysses' has been described as the most important novel in the English language. First published in 1922, the novel went through numerous printings, creating new errors in the text as the original printing mistakes were corrected. This edition is a facsimile of the 1926 second edition by Shakespeare and Company, and reproduces Paladino's etchings for the first time following the limited edition of 1994 by Bernd Klüser. Item #61075

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