Rare Books – James Joyce’s Ulysses

‘Tosh’ it may be, but this old book is now worth 100,000 pounds

Telegraph | News |
By Nigel Reynolds, Arts Correspondent
(Filed: 19/01/2006)

“James Joyce’s Ulysses has baffled readers for a century with its dense prose, obscure puns and allusions to The Odyssey, by Homer. Virginia Woolf declared that she had never read such ‘tosh’.

But in the world of 20th century rare books, nothing is rarer than an original Ulysses and yesterday it was named as the most valuable 20th century first-edition novel by Book & Magazine Collector magazine.

A survey of dealers conducted by the magazine put a value of 100,000 pounds (US $176,000) on signed first editions of the book.”

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