Dubliners

ISBN-10: 0486268705
ISBN-13: 9780486268705
Edition: 1991 (Unabridged)
Authors: James Joyce
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Description: Among the most read and studied stories in English literature, these 15 tales offer vivid, tightly focused observations of the lives of Dublin's poorer classes. At least one, "The Dead," is considered a masterpiece of the form. Taken together, the  More...

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List price: $3.00
Copyright year: 1991
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/1/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

Among the most read and studied stories in English literature, these 15 tales offer vivid, tightly focused observations of the lives of Dublin's poorer classes. At least one, "The Dead," is considered a masterpiece of the form. Taken together, the stories offer an excellent introduction to the work of one of the 20th century's most influential novelists. They are reprinted here, complete and unabridged, from a standard edition.

James Joyce was born on February 2, 1882, in Dublin, Ireland, into a large Catholic family. Joyce was a very good pupil, studying poetics, languages, and philosophy at Clongowes Wood College, Belvedere College, and the Royal University in Dublin. Joyce taught school in Dalkey, Ireland, before marrying in 1904. Joyce lived in Zurich and Triest, teaching languages at Berlitz schools, and then settled in Paris in 1920 where he figured prominently in the Parisian literary scene, as witnessed by Ernest Hemingway's A Moveable Feast. Joyce's collection of fine short stories, Dubliners, was published in 1914, to critical acclaim. Joyce's major works include A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses, Finnegans Wake, and Stephen Hero. Ulysses, published in 1922, is considered one of the greatest English novels of the 20th century. The book simply chronicles one day in the fictional life of Leopold Bloom, but it introduces stream of consciousness as a literary method and broaches many subjects controversial to its day. As avant-garde as Ulysses was, Finnegans Wake is even more challenging to the reader as an important modernist work. Joyce died just two years after its publication, in 1941.

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