This is a novel that needs no introduction, but we will give it a short one anyway. Published in serial format between 1918 and 1920, James Joyce’s Ulysses was initially reviled by many and banned in the US and UK until the 1930s. Today, it’s widely considered a classic in modernist literature, and The Modern Library went so far as to call it the most important English-language novel published during the 20th century. Although chronicling one ordinary day in the life of Leopold Bloom in 1904 Dublin, Ulysses is no small work. It sprawls over 750 pages, using over 250,000 words, and takes hours to read aloud. That you will find out when you hear the free audio book made available by Archive.org. What makes the audio special is that it features a full-cast, dramatic performance of Ulysses. You can stream the audio right below, or (or via this Archive.org file) download a big zip file right here. You can also download ebook versions of Ulysses in the following formats: iPad/iPhone – Kindle + Other Formats – Hypertext – Web Friendly Format.
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