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Dubliners by James Joyce
Book DescriptionHis stories are fillled with the rich detail of Dublin life, portraying ordinary, often defeated lives with unflinching realism. He writes of social decline, sexual desire and exploitation, corruption and personal failure, yet creates a brilliantly compelling, unique vision of the world and of human experience. The stories all centre around the city of Dublin and its inhabitants at the beginning of the twentieth century. They offer a moving portrait of an entire world and era long since disappeared.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781857150490
(210mm x 27mm x 134mm)
Imprint: Everyman's Library
Publish Date: 26-Sep-1991
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author James Joyce
Dubliners, Hardback (October 2016)
This work of art reflects life in Ireland at the turn of the last century, and by rejecting euphemism, reveals to the Irish their unromantic reality. Each of the 15 stories offers glimpses into the lives of ordinary Dubliners, and collectively they paint a portrait of a nation.
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Paperback (August 2016)
The story of the childhood and youth of an Irish poet-scholar, Stephen Dedalus, who questions his Catholic faith as he reaches manhood in turn-of-the century Dublin.
James Joyce the Dover Reader, Paperback (February 2016)View all books by James Joyce
Primer of influential and innovative works features Portrait of the Artist in its entirety; excerpts from Ulysses; the short story collection Dubliners; his play, Exiles; and selected poetry and letters.
UK Kirkus Review » This astonishing collection of 15 short stories, which Joyce began in 1904 but could not get published until ten years later, is one of the great texts of modernism. The city of Dublin and the characters who live in it are realized with a directness and a depth which had not been achieved before. This was the book which established Ireland as a fit subject for European literature, an imaginative home for the self-exiled writer. Joseph McMinn's useful introduction adds to the pleasure of this handsome new edition, as do the Edwardian photographs illustrating it. (Kirkus UK)
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Author Biography - James Joyce
James Joyce (1882-1941) was born and educated in Dublin. Although he spent most of his adult life outside Ireland, Joyce's psychological and fictional universe is firmly rooted in his native Dublin, the city which provides the settings and much of the subject matter for all his fiction. He is best known for his landmark novel Ulysses (1922) and its controversial successor Finnegans Wake (1939), as well as the short story collection Dubliners (1914) and the semi-autobiographical novel A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916).
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