'- What is your nation if I may ask, says the citizen. - Ireland, says Bloom. I was born here. Ireland.' Ulysses, one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century, has had a profound influence on modern fiction. In a series of episodes covering the course of a single day, 16 June 1904, the novel traces the movements of Leopold Bloom and Stephen Dedalus through the streets of Dublin. Each episode has its own literary style, and the epic journey of Odysseus is only one of many correspondencies that add layers of meaning to the text. Today critical interest centres on the authority of the text, and this edition, complete with an invaluable introduction, notes, and appendices, republishes without interference, the original 1922 text. Jeri Johnson's commentary guides the reader through this highly allusive novel in an edition acclaimed by scholars and general readers alike. This updated edition includes new explanatory notes, a revised introduction, and expanded bibliography. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Jeri Johnson is Peter Thompson Fellow and Tutor in English at Exeter College, Oxford, and Associate Professor of English at the University of Oxford. She came to England from America in 1978 and worked at Oxford with Richard Ellman, who inspired her interest in, and love of, Joyce. She has written on Joyce, textual theory, feminist literary theory, and Virginia Woolf.