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Dubliners (Modern Library)

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Dubliners was completed in 1905, but a series of British and Irish publishers and printers found it offensive and immoral, and it was suppressed.  The book finally came out in London in 1914, just as Joyce's Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man began to appear in the journal Egoist under the auspices of Ezra Pound.  The first three stories in Dubliners might be incidents from a draft of Portrait of the Artist, and many of the characters who figure in Ulysses have their first appearance here, but this is not a book of interest only because of its relationship to Joyce's life and mature work.  It is one of the greatest story collections in the English language--an unflinching, brilliant, often tragic portrait of early twentieth-century Dublin.  The book, which begins and ends with a death, moves from "stories of my childhood" through tales of public life.  Its larger purpose, Joyce said, was as a moral history of Ireland.

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Fifteen stories evoke the character, atmosphere, and people of Dublin at the turn of the century.

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The Modern Library has played a significant role in American cultural life for the better part of a century. The series was founded in 1917 by the publishers Boni and Liveright and eight years later acquired by Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer. It provided the foundation for their next publishing venture, Random House. The Modern Library has been a staple of the American book trade, providing readers with affordable hardbound editions of important works of literature and thought. For the Modern Library's seventy-fifth anniversary, Random House redesigned the series, restoring as its emblem the running torch-bearer created by Lucian Bernhard in 1925 and refurbishing jackets, bindings, and type, as well as inaugurating a new program of selecting titles. The Modern Library continues to provide the world's best books, at the best prices.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679600497
Author:
Joyce, James
Publisher:
Modern Library
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
British and irish fiction (fictional works by
Subject:
Dublin (ireland)
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Dublin
Subject:
Dublin (Ireland) Social life and customs 20th century Fiction.
Subject:
Dublin (Ireland) Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Number:
Modern Library ed.
Edition Description:
MODERN LIBRARY Hardcover
Series:
Modern Library (Hardcover)
Series Volume:
254
Publication Date:
19930331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.57x5.03x.83 in. .68 lbs.

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