James Joyce’s Ulysses: Download as a Free Audio Book & Free eBook

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 – Hyper­textWeb Friend­ly For­mat.

Find more great works in our twin col­lec­tions: 1,000 Free Audio Books: Down­load Great Books for Free and 800 Free eBooks for iPad, Kin­dle & Oth­er Devices.

Note: You can down­load for free a pro­fes­sion­al­ly-read ver­sion of Ulysses if you take part in one of the free tri­als offered by our part­ners Audible.com and/or Audiobooks.com. Click on the respec­tive links to get more infor­ma­tion.

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