Dubliners

Version: Unabridged
Author: James Joyce
Narrator: Ralph Cosham
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Literature, Classics
Publisher: Classic Collection
Published In: August 2014
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 6 hours, 10 minutes
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Overview

James Joyce's "Dubliners" is a collection of 15 short stories that focus on the lives of everyday Dublin residents at the turn of the 20th century. Joyce's brutal honesty and compelling insight into the lives of Dublin's middle class citizens has made this work accessible to generations of readers and listeners. Because it was explicit and critical of the church, it was censored all across Ireland, and two publishers broke their contracts with Joyce rather than publish it. Today, "Dubliners" is perhaps the best-known and most influential short story collection written in the English language.

Author Details

Author Details

Joyce, James

James Joyce, the twentieth century's most influential novelist, was born in Dublin on February 2, 1882. The oldest of ten children, he grew up in a family that went from prosperity to penury because of his father's wastrel behavior. After receiving a rigorous Jesuit education, twenty-year-old Joyce renounced his Catholicism and left Dublin in 1902 to spend most of his life as a writer in exile in Paris, Trieste, Rome, and Zurich. On one trip back to Ireland, he fell in love with the now famous Nora Barnacle on June 16, the day he later chose as "Bloomsday" in his novel "Ulysses. "Nara was an u