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JOYCE, J.: Ulysses (Abridged)


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JOYCE, J.: Ulysses (Abridged)

Ulysses is one of the greatest literary works in the English language. In his remarkable tour de force, Joyce catalogues one day—June 16, 1904—in immense detail as Leopold Bloom wanders through Dublin, talking, observing, musing—and always remembering Molly, his passionate, wayward wife. Set in the shadow of Homer’s Odyssey, internal thoughts—Joyce’s famous stream of consciousness—give physical reality extra colour and perspective. Though Ulysses is widely regarded as a ‘difficult’ novel, this fresh and lively reading shows its comic genius as well as its great moments of poignancy, making it more accessible than ever before.

Disc 1

1.   Stephen Dedalus's Day Begins - The Martello Tower Overlooking Dublin Bay, 16th June, 1904 00:07:20
2.   Recollections Of His Dead Mother 00:05:29
3.   He Reproaches Buck Mulligan For His Insensitivity 00:07:51
4.   Mr Bloom's Day Begins. 7 Eccles St. Dublin. 8 Am 00:06:59
5.   He Pops Out To Buy Kidneys 00:07:26
6.   He Returns. Breakfast In Bed For Molly 00:09:12
7.   A Few Minutes Of Contemplation In The Outside Privy 00:03:30
8.   Bloom Begins His Journey. The Streets Of Dublin. 10 Am 00:06:00
9.   A Meeting With C.P.McCoy 00:06:22
10.   Reads His Love Letter From Martha 00:03:38
11.   To The Chemist To Collect Molly's Face Lotion: Then To The Baths For A Good Soak 00:06:35

Disc 2

1.   Time For Lunch. 1pm 00:05:46
2.   A Meeting With Mrs Breen Delays Him 00:06:50
3.   Lunch At Davey Byrne's 00:07:20
4.   Reminiscence Of Happier Times 00:02:52
5.   Barney Kiernan's Public House. 5 pm 00:07:50
6.   Talk About Dignam's Death And The Effects Of Capital Punishment 00:07:25
7.   A Few More Drinks, A Growling Dog And Increasingly Heated Discussion 00:07:01
8.   News That 'Throwaway' Has Won The Gold Cup 00:07:20
9.   Bloom Incurs The Citizens' Wrath And Makes A Hasty Exit 00:08:25

Disc 3

1.   Sandymount Beach. 8 pm. Bloom Enjoys The Last Rays Of The Sun, Looking Out Over The Beach And Over G 00:08:15
2.   The Twins Become A Nuisance; Gerty Dreams Of Other Things 00:07:21
3.   Gerty Becomes Aware Of Bloom's Gaze 00:06:58
4.   Fireworks And A Distant Communion 00:08:04
5.   Nighttown. 12 Midnight. Bloom Has Been In The Company Of Stephen Dedalus And His Friends And Has Fol 00:05:28
6.   The Spectres Of Molly And Gerty Chastise Him 00:04:28
7.   Zoe Invites Him Inside 00:07:21
8.   The Brothel Keeper Bella Cohen Humiliates Him 00:09:05
9.   Stephen's Delirium Reaches A Climax. He Shatters A Lamp 00:07:04
10.   Stephen Gets Involved In An Altercation With Two English Soldiers 00:08:22
11.   Stephen Is Knocked To The Ground. Bloom Rescues Him And Takes Him Home To Eccles Street 00:07:01

Disc 4

1.   Bloom's House. 2 am. Bloom And Stephen Have Cocoa Together 00:07:14
2.   They Take Leave Of One Another 00:06:51
3.   Bloom Re - enters The House And Makes His Way To Bed 00:03:06
4.   Bloom Muses On Molly's Afternoon Assignation With Boylan At 7 Eccles Street 00:07:24
5.   Bloom Recalls Some Of The Day's Events For Molly. He Drifts Off To Sleep 00:05:51
6.   Molly Bloom. Head To Toe In The Matrimonial Bed, In The Quiet Of The Early Morning, Unable To Sleep. 00:08:14
7.   Bishops, Popes And Father Courage 00:08:40
8.   Male And Female Attitudes Compared 00:02:37
9.   A Train And An Old Sweet Song 00:06:59
10.   A Monthly Discomfort. On To The Chamber Pot 00:04:52
11.   Women Should Rule The World. Memories Of Gibraltar 00:10:38
12.   Flowers, Seedcake And Sleep At Last 00:07:01

Total Playing Time: 04:50:05

Joyce, James

Norton, Jim; Riordan, Marcella

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Catalogue No: NA401112

Barcode: 0730099001120

Physical Release: 10/1994

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