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Partial Printers’ Copy of the Typescript (with First and Second Overlay) of the "Circe" episode for Ulysses (1921)

General Material Description and Contents

The manuscript consists of 147 sheets of paper of various kinds and sizes (see below for details). The typewritten pages are all double-spaced, except those of MS V.B.13.h.7 that are single-spaced, though pp. [1]–[3] are distinct from the remaining pages Spielberg grouped together in this part of the typescript. Although Spielberg differentiated the sections of this typescript based on changes in paper kinds and sizes, it constitutes a single integral typescript of most of the "Circe" episode. MS V.B.13.h.1 was prepared directly from the Rosenbach (faircopy) manuscript, V.B.13.h.2 was prepared from Buffalo MS V.A.20 (the so-called "Messianic Scene"; see also MS V.B.13.i) and the remainder of the typescript was prepared from the scribal copy (MS V.B.13.d) of the Rosenbach manuscript. Joyce made two rounds of corrections and additions to most of the typescript.


The typescript was prepared from January to mid February 1921 by Raymonde Linossier and from mid February to 17 April 1921 by Mrs. Harrison and at least one other typist in Paris and revised by Joyce beginning in February 1921 for Ulysses .


There are 3 manuscript draft levels prior to the Rosenbach (faircopy) manuscript version: Buffalo MS V.A.19 and NLI MSS 36,639/12 and 35,598. The first placards of the "Circe” episode were set on 20 October 1920.

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