Dubliners (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

Dubliners (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

by James Joyce
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Dubliners (Wisehouse Classics Edition) by James Joyce

DUBLINERS is a collection of fifteen short stories by James Joyce, first published in 1914. They form a naturalistic depiction of Irish middle class life in and around Dublin in the early years of the 20th century. The stories were written when Irish nationalism was at its peak, and a search for a national identity and purpose was raging; at a crossroads of history and culture, Ireland was jolted by various converging ideas and influences. They centre on Joyce's idea of an epiphany: a moment where a character experiences a life-changing self-understanding or illumination. Many of the characters in Dubliners later appear in minor roles in Joyce's novel Ulysses. The initial stories in the collection are narrated by child protagonists, and as the stories continue, they deal with the lives and concerns of progressively older people. This is in line with Joyce's tripartite division of the collection into childhood, adolescence and maturity. (more on: www.wisehouse-classics.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789176372005
Publisher: Wisehouse
Publication date: 01/11/2016
Pages: 142
Sales rank: 432,388
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.33(d)

About the Author

One of the 20th century's greatest writers, James Joyce was born in Dublin in 1882, and his native city is at the heart of his best-known books: Ulysses, Finnegans Wake, and the short story collection Dubliners. His flowing, sometimes musical, often challenging prose has provoked and inspired generations of readers. He died in 1941.

Date of Birth:

February 2, 1882

Date of Death:

January 13, 1941

Place of Birth:

Dublin, Ireland

Place of Death:

Zurich, Switzerland

Education:

B.A., University College, Dublin, 1902

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Dubliners (Wisehouse Classics Edition) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Cdarr More than 1 year ago
On my list of reading classics before I die! I found Dubliners fabulous. It's written in the early years of the 20th century depicting the middle class society. It's interesting to compare then and now. Loved reading this.