Landmark publication

On January 25, 1934, Ulysses was first published in the Anglophone world. After the acquittal in United States v. One Book Called Ulysses, Random House in New York was able to run the first authorized version of the great novel. This edition has a particularly stunning dust jacket with the author placed in a red box bound by the final letters E and S. On the back, an interesting list of other titles Random House had recently published, including The Brothers Karamazov, The Rockwell Kent Moby Dick, and The Romance of Leonardo da Vinci, shows perhaps that Random House did not know what might become of Joyce’s great novel. Rightfully it went the way of the former on the list.

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