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.
Table of Contents
|Life of the Author||5|
|List of Characters||8|
|Chapter 5||The Lotus-Eaters||46|
|Chapter 8||The Lestrygonians||60|
|Chapter 9||Scylla and Charybdis||64|
|Chapter 10||The Wandering Rocks||72|
|Chapter 11||The Sirens||76|
|Chapter 12||The Cyclops||80|
|Chapter 14||The Oxen of the Sun||88|
|Hugh "Blazes" Boylan||118|
|Questions for Review||120|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.