Ulysses Abridged - a shorter journey though James Joyce's masterpiece abridged by Michael J Fallon
James Joyce’s ULYSSES is one of the greatest novels in literature. Radical in its day for its modernist construction, stream of consciousness narrative, its unvarnished exploration of sexuality; Ulysses calls to readers but can be daunting due to its length and composition.
This rendition of a day in the life of Leopold Bloom in 20th century Dublin has pared Joyce’s masterpiece by a third, leaving the original storyline, characters, motifs, and Joycesian prose to be enjoyed by new readers and those liking to experience Bloomsday again.
If you yearned to read Ulysses, here is an accessible version that will give you the flavor, nuance, wit, and passion of the original. To say “Yes, I know Ulysses” – is a matter of pride.