Dubliners

Author:

James Joyce

Publisher:

Penguin Random House India Pvt. Ltd.

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Publisher

Penguin Random House India Pvt. Ltd.

Publication Year 1995
ISBN-13

9780140814958

ISBN-10 0140814957
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 48 Pages
Language (English)
Dimensions (Cms) 20 X 14 X 1
Weight (grms) 130

Dubliners is one of the most magnificent short story collections in the English language. The manuscript was sent to the English publisher, Grant Richards in late 1905. After initial enthusiasm for the book, Richards became uncomfortable about sexual explicitness and possible legal implications which could result from this. In 1909 Joyce stopped persuading Grant Richards for publication of the book and sent it to the Irish publisher, Maunsel & Company. There the book was printed, but the stock was destroyed before its release fearing libel action. Ultimately the book was printed and released by Grant Richards in 1914. In Dubliners, Joyce portrays the denizens of the city of his birth, from the young boy facing death in the first story, "The Sisters", to the middle-aged Gabriel of the haunting final story, "The Dead". He rebels against social and literary conventions, against Catholicism, and against Dublin, the city at the centre of this excellent collection of stories.

James Joyce

James Joyce's only book of short stories, DUBLINERS, provides snap-shots of turn-of-the-century Ireland and epiphanies of youth and adult-hood. Along with the fiction of Chekhov, these episodes pioneered the modern story of inaction, anticlimax, and personal discovery. Many of them number among short fiction's most admired works: "Araby," "Clay," "A Little Cloud," and especially the concluding story, "The Dead." As with the unabridged ULYSSES from Naxos, director Roger Marsh here effectively uses various Irish songs as evocative musical transitions between the stories. Jim Norton's reading is quietly dramatic, dignified, and effective at main-taining the melancholy, meditative tone of the book. He provides a rich, enjoyable listening experience. G.H.
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