Editions of Ulysses


"Since then, the row has gradually subsided, with a loose consensus forming in support of Gabler's "synoptic" text, while nevertheless acknowledging that it, too, contains some rank inconsistencies. Today, the first 1922 edition, a text of huge historical consequence, stands as the shortest route to the author's intentions, despite numerous Joycean 'misses in print'".
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Keeping track of editions of Ulysses is a quagmire, a situation that will only get more complicated now that it is in the public domain. Gabler's breakdown1 seems as good a place as any to start:


Regardless of one's opinion of Gabler's methods and conclusions, it must be admitted he has made an important contribution to Ulysses studies:


The following editions feature historically important texts and extensive annotations:


And, last but not least:

Ulysses as it appeared in The Little Review, -. Includes "The Composition History of Ulysses", "The Magazine Context for The Little Review 'Ulysses'", "Essays, Letters, and Comments on Ulysses in the Little Review", and color plates of the cover of every issue of The Little Review in which Ulysses appeared.


Footnote

1Joyce, James. Ulysses: A Critical and Synoptic Edition. Ed. Hans Walter Gabler with Wolfhard Steppe and Claus Melchior. 3 vols. New York: Garland, 1984. All ed. numbers given above are from this source.