CliffsNotes on Joyce's Ulysses, Revised Edition

CliffsNotes on Joyce's Ulysses, Revised Edition

by Edward A Kopper, Cliffs Notes Staff

Paperback(Revised Edition)



Hailed by many as the best novel of all time, and cursed by just as many as utterly unreadable, one thing’s for sure: Ulysses is one of a kind. Those who are willing to take on this behemoth of a book will be rewarded with a trip through almost every variety of human experience under the sun. Summaries and commentaries will keep you on track as you step into the daily life of Stephen Dedalus and Leopold Bloom and watch their stories unfold. In-depth character analysis, critical essays, and insight into the novel's literary devices will help unlock the novel’s deeper layers. You'll also discover background information on the life of James Joyce and the creation of this, his most famous work.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764538148
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 02/28/2003
Series: Cliffs Notes Series
Edition description: Revised Edition
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.32(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.29(d)

Table of Contents

Life of the Author5
List of Characters8
Critical Commentaries
Chapter 1Telemachus25
Chapter 2Nestor30
Chapter 3Proteus35
Chapter 4Calypso40
Chapter 5The Lotus-Eaters46
Chapter 6Hades51
Chapter 7Aeolus55
Chapter 8The Lestrygonians60
Chapter 9Scylla and Charybdis64
Chapter 10The Wandering Rocks72
Chapter 11The Sirens76
Chapter 12The Cyclops80
Chapter 13Nausicaa85
Chapter 14The Oxen of the Sun88
Chapter 15Circe92
Chapter 16Eumaeus97
Chapter 17Ithaca102
Chapter 18Penelope106
Character Analyses
Leopold Bloom111
Stephen Dedalus113
Molly Bloom116
Hugh "Blazes" Boylan118
Questions for Review120
Selected Bibliography122

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CliffsNotes on Joyce's Ulysses, Revised Edition 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
benfulton on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Not a bad summary, I guess. I learned quite a bit from it. They kind of cheat in the review of the Penelope episode - rather than discussing what actually happens they repeat the character analysis of Molly Bloom. That's what I'd complain about more than anything else; there are a few different places in the book where the same information is repeated from other places. Still, you'll need a good annotation to make any kind of sense of Ulysses, and this one will probaby be the cheapest.