Ulysses – The Dublin Edition Special (101 – 1000)
By: James Joyce
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. 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
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.