Full-cast reading of the James Joyce novel
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Full audiobook of Ulysses by James Joyce, with full cast. The best version available.

Ulysses is a modernist novel by Irish writer James Joyce. It was first serialised in parts in the American journal The Little Review, and then published in its entirety by Sylvia Beach. It is considered to be one of the most important works of modernist literature, and has been called "a demonstration and summation of the entire movement". According to Declan Kiberd, "Before Joyce, no writer of fiction had so foregrounded the process of thinking."

Ulysses chronicles the peripatetic appointments and encounters of Leopold Bloom in Dublin in the course of an ordinary day, 16 June 1904. Ulysses is the Latinised name of Odysseus, the hero of Homer's epic poem Odyssey, and the novel establishes a series of parallels between the poem and the novel, with structural correspondences between the characters and experiences of Leopold Bloom and Odysseus, Molly Bloom and Penelope, and Stephen Dedalus and Telemachus, in addition to events and themes of the early twentieth century context of modernism, Dublin, and Ireland's relationship to Britain. The novel imitates registers of centuries of English literature and is highly allusive.

Ulysses is approximately 265,000 words in length and is divided into eighteen episodes. Since publication, the book has attracted controversy and scrutiny, ranging from early obscenity trials to protracted textual "Joyce Wars". Ulysses' stream-of-consciousness technique, careful structuring, and experimental prose -- full of puns, parodies, and allusions -- as well as its rich characterisation and broad humour, made the book a highly regarded novel in the modernist pantheon. Joyce fans worldwide now celebrate 16 June as Bloomsday.

Part I: The Telemachiad
Episode 1, Telemachus
Episode 2, Nestor
Episode 3, Proteus
Part II: The Odyssey
Episode 4, Calypso
Episode 5, Lotus Eaters
Episode 6, Hades
Episode 7, Aeolus
Episode 8, Lestrygonians
Episode 9, Scylla and Charybdis
Episode 10, Wandering Rocks
Episode 11, Sirens
Episode 12, Cyclops
Episode 13, Nausicaa
Episode 14, Oxen of the Sun
Episode 15, Circe
Part III: The Nostos
Episode 16, Eumaeus
Episode 17, Ithaca
Episode 18, Penelope

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  1. Telemachus (21Mb)
  2. Nestor (14.9Mb)
  3. Proteus (22Mb)
  4. Calypso (21Mb)
  5. Lotus Eaters (19.4Mb)
  6. Hades (31.6Mb)
  7. Aeolus (31.1Mb)
  8. Lestrygonians (38.4Mb)
  9. Scylla And Charybdis (35Mb)
  10. Wandering Rocks (39Mb)
  11. Sirens (44.5Mb)
  12. Cyclops (61Mb)
  13. Nausica (47.5Mb)
  14. Oxen Of The Sun (64.3Mb)
  15. Circe (132.2Mb)
  16. Eumaeus (60.8Mb)
  17. Ithaca (71.6Mb)
  18. Penelope (61.8Mb)

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