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An edition of Dubliners (1914)

Dubliners

Large print ed.
  • 3.47 ·
  • 17 Ratings
  • 102 Want to read
  • 7 Currently reading
  • 28 Have read
Publish Date
Publisher
W.F. Howes
Language
English
Pages
281

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oyce's first major work, written .when he .was only twenty-five, brought his city to the world for the first time.

Dubliners is a sequence of stories depicting middle- class Catholic life in Dublin. His stories are rooted in 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.
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Dubliners
2019, Arcturus Publishing Limited
paperback in English
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Dubliners
2016, Ulverscroft
Paperback in English - Large print edition
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Dubliners
2014-12-08, Standard Ebooks
ebook in English
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Dubliners
2013 February 27, LibriVox
Digital Audio in English - Version 2
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Dubliners
2012, Chivers
Hardcover in English - Large print ed.
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Dubliners
2012, Penguin Books
Paperback in English - 2012 edition (1)
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Dubliners
2012, W.F. Howes
Paperback in English - Large print ed.
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Dubliners
2011 February 20, Project Gutenberg
Digital Audio in English
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Dubliners
2009 June 17, LibriVox
Digital Audio in English
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Dubliners
2001, Barnes & Noble Books
Hardcover in English - printing (1)
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Dubliners
2001 September, Project Gutenberg
Epub in English
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Dubliners
1996?, Bantam Books
Mass Market Paperback in English - Bantam Classic / April 1990 (16)
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Dubliners
1993, Penguin Books
Paperback in English - Brown edition, printing (15)
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James Joyce's Dubliners
1993, Sinclair-Stevenson
Hardcover in English - An annotated ed.
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Dubliners
1966-07, Viking
Hardcover in English - Compass Books edition, 18th printing

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Leicester

Table of Contents

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.

Edition Notes

Standard print ed. originally published: 1914.

Series
Clipper

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
823.912

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
281 pages
Number of pages
281

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL31881386M
Internet Archive
dubliners0000joyc_g2x2
ISBN 10
1407499106
ISBN 13
9781407499109
OCLC/WorldCat
794812028, 782994390
Goodreads
56819984

Work Description

James Joyce's disillusion with the publication of Dubliners in 1914 was the result of ten years battling with publishers, resisting their demands to remove swear words, real place names and much else, including two entire stories. Although only 24 when he signed his first publishing contract for the book, Joyce already knew its worth: to alter it in any way would 'retard the course of civilisation in Ireland'. Joyce's aim was to tell the truth -- to create a work of art that would reflect life in Ireland at the turn of the last century. By rejecting euphemism, he would reveal to the Irish the unromantic reality, the recognition of which would lead to the spiritual liberation of the country. Each of the fifteen stories offers a glimpse of the lives of ordinary Dubliners -- a death, an encounter, an opportunity not taken, a memory rekindled -- and collectively they paint a portrait of a nation. - Back cover.

Dubliners is a collection of vignettes of Dublin life at the end of the 19th Century written, by Joyce’s own admission, in a manner that captures some of the unhappiest moments of life. Some of the dominant themes include lost innocence, missed opportunities and an inability to escape one’s circumstances.

Joyce’s intention in writing Dubliners, in his own words, was to write a chapter of the moral history of his country, and he chose Dublin for the scene because that city seemed to him to be the centre of paralysis. He tried to present the stories under four different aspects: childhood, adolescence, maturity and public life.
‘The Sisters’, ‘An Encounter’ and ‘Araby’ are stories from childhood. ‘Eveline’, ‘After the Race’, ‘Two Gallants’ and ‘The Boarding House’ are stories from adolescence. ‘A Little Cloud’, ‘Counterparts’, ‘Clay’ and ‘A Painful Case’ are all stories concerned with mature life. Stories from public life are ‘Ivy Day in the Committee Room’ and ‘A Mother and Grace’. ‘The Dead’ is the last story in the collection and probably Joyce’s greatest. It stands alone and, as the title would indicate, is concerned with death.



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Sisters
Encounter
Araby
Eveline
After the Race
Two Gallants
Boarding House
Little Cloud
Counterparts
Clay
A Painful Case
Ivy Day In the Committee Room
Mother
Grace
Dead



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