James Joyce's Ulysses (1922) has been called the greatest literary masterpiece of the 20th century. Although the size and scope of Joyce's epic scares away many readers, I encourage you to dig into this novel. You'll soon begin to enjoy the complexity and beauty of Joyce's style; and you'll discover why the book has been so controversial (and banned). Read more about James Joyce's Ulysses. It's a classic, not to be missed.
by James Joyce. Read The Gabler Edition, the definative edition of James Joyce's "Ulysses." From Vintage: "Considered the greatest 20th century novel written in English, in this edition Walter Gabler uncovers previously unseen text. It is a disillusioned study of estrangement, paralysis and the disintegration of society."
Ulysses draws upon a complex network of symbolic parallels from mythology, history, and literature."
4. Ulyssesby James Joyce, and Jeri Johnson (Editor). Oxford University Press. Read the OUP edition of James Joyce's masterpiece. "Ulysses" was first published on James Joyce's 40th birthday, appearing in Sylvia Beach's Paris bookshop, Shakespeare & Company, but the novel has been criticized and censored because of its controversial content. Even with long and sordid history of the book, "Ulysses" is rightly recognized as one of the greatest masterworks of the 20th century.
Ulysses," you may also want to get a little critical assistance to walk you through your reading experience. From the publisher: "'The New Bloomsday Book' is a crystal clear, page-by-page, line-by-line running commentary on the plot of Ulysses, which illuminates symbolic themes and structures along the way."