Hailed by many as the best novel of all time, and cursed by just as many as utterly unreadable, one thing's for sure: Ulysses is one of a kind. Those who are willing to take on this behemoth of a book will be rewarded with a trip through almost every variety of human experience under the sun. Summaries and commentaries will keep you on track as you step into the daily life of Stephen Dedalus and Leopold Bloom and watch their stories unfold. In-depth character analysis, critical essays, and insight into the novel's literary devices will help unlock the novel's deeper layers. You'll also discover background information on the life of James Joyce and the creation of this, his most famous work.