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 five 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 Vintage paperbacks.