Dubliners

Dubliners

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By (author) James Joyce, Narrator Gerard Doyle

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  • Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 165mm x 28mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 15 June 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Old Saybrook, CT
  • ISBN 10: 1400118107
  • ISBN 13: 9781400118106
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Unabridged
  • Sales rank: 1,171,095

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"Dubliners" is a collection of short stories by James Joyce that was first published in 1914. The fifteen stories were meant to be a naturalistic depiction of the Irish middle-class life in and around Dublin in the early years of the twentieth century. The stories were written at a time when Irish nationalism was at its peak and a search for a national identity and purpose was raging; at a crossroads of history and culture, Ireland was jolted by various converging ideas and influences. They center on Joyce's idea of an epiphany: a moment where a character has a special moment of self-understanding or illumination. The initial stories in the collection are narrated by children as protagonists, and as the stories continue, they deal with the lives and concerns of progressively older people. This is in line with Joyce's tripartite division of the collection into childhood, adolescence, and maturity. The stories contained in "Dubliners" are "The Sisters," "An Encounter," "Araby," "Eveline," "After the Race," "Two Gallants," "The Boarding House," "A Little Cloud," "Counterparts," "Clay," "A Painful Case," "Ivy Day in the Committee Room," "A Mother," "Grace," and "The Dead."

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James Joyce, one of the twentieth century's most influential novelists, is the author of the classic novels "Dubliners," "Ulysses," and "Finnegan's Wake." Gerard Doyle reads everything from adult, young adult, and children's books to literary fiction, mysteries, humor, adventure, and fantasy. He has won countless "AudioFile" Earphones Awards, including for "A Star Called Henry" by Roddy Doyle, and was named a Best Voice in Young Adult Fiction in 2008.

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"Cold is the heart that can resist a warm Irish accent like Gerard Doyle's, especially when that voice is offering splendid material like this Joyce classic....Heartbreaking epiphanies abound, and Doyle artfully walks the vocal line between empathy and cool efficiency with his performance." ---AudioFile