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James Joyce


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.
241 printed pages
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  • Aloka Sumeet Puthlishared an impression5 years ago

    Very moving. Wonderful stories to read

  • Xuraman Memmedovashared an impression7 years ago
    🔮Hidden Depths

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  • smoricmalihas quoted2 months ago
    ve ut­ter­ance to my an­ger
  • smoricmalihas quoted2 months ago
    talk­ing of faints and worms;
  • smoricmalihas quoted2 months ago
    s ladling out my stir­about

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