CliffsNotes on Joyce's Dubliners

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into critical elements and ideas within classic works of literature. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format.

CliffsNotes on Dubliners looks into a collection of stories that author James Joyce unites by place, time, and meaning.

Following a portrayal of scandalous and ugly human behavior in a ...

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Overview


The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into critical elements and ideas within classic works of literature. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format.

CliffsNotes on Dubliners looks into a collection of stories that author James Joyce unites by place, time, and meaning.

Following a portrayal of scandalous and ugly human behavior in a series of straightforward stories, this study guide provides summaries and commentaries for each of 15 linked tales, narrative prose centered in Dublin, Ireland. Other features that help you figure out this important work include

  • Focus on the author’s education, literary style, and awards and honors
  • A synopsis of the book’s setting, characterization, dialogue, and point of view
  • Character analyses and critical essays
  • An interactive quiz, plus suggested essay questions and practice projects

Classic literature or modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764537158
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 5/9/2003
  • Series: Cliffs Notes Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 672,443
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.19 (d)

Meet the Author


ADAM SEXTON is author of Master Class in Fiction Writing and editor of the anthologies Love Stories, Rap on Rap, and Desperately Seeking Madonna. He has written on art and entertainment for The New York Times and The Village Voice, and he has taught fiction writing and literature at New York University and Parsons School of Design. A graduate of Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania, he lives in Brooklyn with his wife and son.
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Table of Contents


How to Use This Book.

Life and Background of the Author.

Formative Years and Education.

Literary Writing.

Honors and Awards.

Introduction to the Book.

Critical Commentaries:Dubliners.

The Sisters.

An Encounter.

Araby.

Eveline.

After the Race.

Two Gallants.

The Boarding House.

A Little Cloud.

Counterparts.

Clay.

A Painful Case.

Ivy Day in the Committee Room.

A Mother.

Grace.

The Dead.

Character Analyses.

Unnamed Boy (“The Sisters,” “An Encounter,” “Araby”).

Gabriel Conroy (“The Dead”).

Critical Essays.

Themes of Dubliners.

James Joyce and Popular Culture.

CliffsNotes Review.

CliffsNotes Resource Center.

Index.

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