The Dublin Edition Special (101 - 1000)
Publication Date: August 1997
Ulysses: The Dublin Edition Special by James Joyce, edited by Danis Rose
Limited to 1000 numbered copies. Cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped lettering on spine in cloth-covered slipcase. Includes satin pagemarker.
Ulysses, the summit of Joyce’s achievement and of modern literature, represents a day – 16 June 1904 – in the life of Dublin and its citizens. This new, radically reappraised edition is published for the first time in the city it depicts. Ulysses: The Dublin Edition is issued in a limitation edition of one thousand numbered, slip-cased copies, with a foreword by John Banville. The trade edition is published by Picador of London.
‘I have found Danis Rose a devoted, conscientious and scrupulous scholar – scrupulous according to his own strong principles. These principles, whether I agree with them or not, tend to be independent, autonomous, even radical, and often challenge assumptions that we have commonly shared for a long time. That is one reason why I welcome a new edition of Ulysses edited by Danis Rose.’ – Fritz Senn, Director of the Zurich James Joyce Foundation.
‘Invaluable – a subtle, intelligent, restrained, scholarly and usable edition… Danis Rose is one of the great Joyce scholars of this century.’ – Bruce Arnold, Irish Independent
‘A landmark edition for first time readers and life-time fans – audacious, challenging, welcome and readable.’ – Gerry Dukes, The Irish Times
‘Significantly restored and improved – a fine and loyal act of restoration.’ – Robert McCrum, The Observer
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
JAMES JOYCE was an Irish novelist and poet. He attended Clongowes, Belvedere, and UCD, before moving to Paris and spending most of his adult life abroad. He is best known, perhaps, for Ulysses, a novel set in Dublin and loosely based on the exploits of Odysseus.
ABOUT THE EDITOR
DANIS ROSE, who lives in Dublin, is one of the world’s leading experts on James Joyce. He worked with David Hayman as editor of Volumes 28-63 of The James Joyce Archive (1977-78). In The Lost Notebook (1989) Rose presented evidence of the origins of Ulysses as a planned sequel to A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, and described Joyce’s first conception of the character Leopold Bloom. His other publications include The Textual Diaries of James Joyce (Lilliput; 1995) and the forthcoming Ulysses in Genesis.
Photograph of Joyce by Bernice Abbott, 1929.