June 17, 2011

Marcella Riordan reads the Molly Bloom soliloquy

In honor of Bloomsday yesterday Tim Carmody pointed to this beautiful reading of the Molly Bloom soliloquy at the end of Joyce’s Ulysses.

Josh Rothman says:

In my opinion, the best audio recording of Molly’s soliloquy appears in the Naxos audiobook of the novel; it’s read perfectly by the Irish actress Marcella Riordan. As it happens, you can listen to the last few minutes of her performance on YouTube. Molly thinks about nature and God, recalls her childhood in Gibralter (she’s half Spanish), and relives the moment she accepted her husband’s proposal of marriage.


  1. Daryl Scroggins on June 17th, 2011 at 10:57 am

    Thank you, Deron. This really is a wondeful reading.