Text and Pagination
There are many print editions of Ulysses
containing literally thousands of textual variants. The text on
this site is not identical to that of any printed copy.
It represents one person's ongoing effort, doomed to certain
failure, to provide the best possible version of the novel. For
users who wish to align the site's words with those of a book,
buttons divide the continuous scrollable text into the discrete
pages found in four different print texts. Only pagination is
reproduced, not lineation.
Apply first edition pagination
reproduces the pages of the original 1922 Shakespeare and
Company edition, reprinted in recent years as an Orchises Press
hardcover facsimile and as Oxford University Press and Dover
Publications paperbacks. Apply Wordsworth pagination
reproduces the pages of the paperback issued by Wordsworth
Editions, based on the first Odyssey Press edition in 1932.
Apply Alma Classics pagination reproduces the pages of
hardcover and paperback books printed by Alma Classics Ltd.,
which uses the fourth and final Odyssey Press edition of 1939.
Apply Modern Library pagination reproduces the pages
of the hardcover Modern Library text as re-edited in 1961, also
sold by Random House as Vintage paperbacks. Apply Gabler
pagination reproduces the pages of Random House's
1986 edition, a slightly revised version of Hans Walter Gabler's
1984 three-volume Garland edition, which too is printed in