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The Ulysses Guide

The Ulysses Guide
  • The Ulysses Guide by Robert Nicholson


‘This is such an excellent book that it could well replace the original.’

Kevin Myers, The Irish Times

More than just a walking guide, The Ulysses Guide provides a guide to James Joyce’s novel Ulysses by following its eighteen episodes on their original locations, and recreating the Dublin of 1904 against the background of today’s streetscape. It explains the action of the book in terms of its settings and illuminates some of the more challenging sections of Joyce’s work.

This latest edition has been updated to incorporate new additions to the landscape, such as the Spire and the James Joyce Bridge, and changes to Joycean landmarks like the Ormond Hotel, Sweny’s Pharmacy and Barney Kiernan’s pub. New research has thrown fresh light on some puzzling moments in Ulysses and challenged traditional views on Mr Deasy’s school, Bella Cohen’s reputation and Stephen’s morning whereabouts.

Praise for The Ulysses Guide

‘Robert Nicholson’s famous guide to Ulysses – now re-published in a new unenamourdated edition – is the ultimate guide not just to Joyce’s words but to his city also…
Whether you are a Joycean expert or a novice or simply a Dubliner curious to walk through streets you think you know and discover happened on these street corners in Joyce’s imagination, then – this week of all weeks – this guide is the perfect gift to yourself.’  – Dermot Bolger, Irish Mail on Sunday

‘An excellent compendium of local history, literary scholarship, and wry critical commentary, the guide is designed to accommodate the ever-increasing number and variety of Joyce pilgrims…an intelligent, sensitive and accurate gestalt of Joyce’s Dublin.’ – English Literature in Transition

‘The cover of this book could become as familiar as the cover of Lonely Planet Ireland. And with good reason: Nicholson’s book remains an eminently readable “tour” of Dublin, past and present.’ – Oona Frawley, James Joyce Quarterly

‘Eight walks which make surprisingly good reading…full of delightful information.’ – Literary Review

‘An indispensable manual.’ – The Glasgow Herald

About the Author

Robert Nicholson was born and lives in Dublin. He studied English Literature at Trinity College, and since 1978 has been the curator of the James Joyce Museum in Sandycove. The Ulysses Guide was first published in 1988, establishing him as an authority on the locations of Joyce’s novel, and in 2007 he wrote and presented a DVD, James Joyce’s Dublin: The Ulysses Tour. He is a founder member of the James Joyce Cultural Centre and former chairman of the James Joyce Institute of Ireland. He is a regular contributor to The James Joyce Broadsheet.




Robert Nicholson


B-Format, Paperback





Release Date

May 2015


Additional Information

Weight .220 g
Dimensions .198 × .129 × .15 mm


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