Ulysses by James Joyce

Ulysses

James Joyce with John M. Woolsey (Contributor), Morris L. Ernst (Contributor)

Ulysses

James Joyce with John M. Woolsey (Contributor), Morris L. Ernst (Contributor)

fiction classics literary challenging reflective slow-paced

783 pages | first published 1922

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Loosely based on the Odyssey, this landmark of modern literature follows ordinary Dubliners in 1904. Capturing a single day in the life of Dubliner Leopold Bloom, his friends Buck Mulligan and Stephen Dedalus, his wife Molly, and a scintillating c...
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Summary of 3120 reviews

Moods

challenging 91%
reflective 59%
funny 45%
emotional 21%
adventurous 20%
dark 16%
sad 15%
mysterious 12%
hopeful 9%
informative 9%
inspiring 9%
tense 9%
lighthearted 6%
relaxing 2%

Pace

slow 83%
medium 12%
fast 3%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 84% | A mix: 14% | Plot: 1%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 47% | Yes: 32% | No: 19%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 44% | Yes: 30% | No: 23% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 61% | Yes: 25% | It's complicated: 11% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 81% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 2% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.63

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