James Joyce

Dubliners

Dubliners is a collection of picturesque short stories that paint a portrait of life in middle-class Dublin in the early 20th century. Joyce, a Dublin native, was careful to use actual locations and settings in the city, as well as language and slang in use at the time, to make the stories directly relatable to those who lived there.
The collection had a rocky publication history, with the stories being initially rejected over eighteen times before being provisionally accepted by a publisher—then later rejected again, multiple times. It took Joyce nine years to finally see his stories in print, but not before seeing a printer burn all but one copy of the proofs. Today Dubliners survives as a rich example of not just literary excellence, but of what everyday life was like for average Dubliners in their day.
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Impressions

    Aloka Sumeet Puthlishared an impression2 years ago

    Very moving. Wonderful stories to read

    Xuraman Memmedovashared an impression4 years ago
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    💤Borrrriiinnng!

Quotes

    anouar elmoulouahas quoted7 days ago
    After that Mrs. Don­nelly played Miss McCloud’s Reel for the chil­dren and Joe made Maria take a glass of wine. Soon they were all quite merry again and Mrs. Don­nelly said Maria would enter a con­vent be­fore the year was out be­cause she had got the pray­er­book. Maria had never seen Joe so nice to her as he was that night, so full of pleas­ant talk and re­min­is­cences. She said they were all very good to her.
    Мария Цетлинаhas quoted5 months ago
    and this present would have roused him from his stu­pefied doze.
    Мария Цетлинаhas quoted5 months ago
    While my aunt was ladling out my stir­about he said, as if re­turn­ing to some former re­mark of his:

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