Ulysses by James Joyce
The novel is designed as a modern similar to Homer’s Odyssey. All the events in the novel take place in Dublin on a single day, in the scoring heat of June 1904. The three main characters – Leopold Bloom, Molly Bloom along with Stephen Dedalus, are all thought to be modern colleagues of Telemachus, Ulysses along with Penelope, and the events of novel parallel the major events in Odysseus journey to his home post Trojan War. It catches hold of experimental techniques from inner speeches to cheerful wit and dirty humor. It is one of the major achievements of the 20th century.