Since 1966 new readers to James Joyce have been able to rely on this essential guide for reading James Joyce's Ulysses. Harry Blamires helps readers to discover their way through this romance and gain an understanding that without help would take several readings to achieve. The New Bloomsday Book is clear as crystal with comments on a page by page, line by line basis on the Ulysses story, illuminating themes and symbolic structures as they develop. It is a highly accessible guide, indispensable for anyone who reads the material of Joyce's work for the first time. To ensure that this classic Blamires will be useful to new readers, this third edition contains the page numbering and references to three editions of Ulysses commonly found: Oxford University Press' World Classics "(1993), the Penguin" of Century classic XX '(1992), and corrected text Gabler 1986 edition.