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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (43,480 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Joyce Narrator: Gerard Doyle Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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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  • “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.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Elizabeth | 2/20/2014

    " I unfortunately find that James Joyce does not fascinate me and that his genius is a little overrated. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Cristina | 2/16/2014

    " I read this collection years ago but I think often of "Eveline." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rob | 2/15/2014

    " Amazing the depth Joyce had at 25. This man began where many writers can only hope and dream of ending. There are stories in here I've read many many times (the Dead, Araby) and others that for whatever reason I had missed before. A beautifully executed fugue on a city. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Steve | 2/12/2014

    " This book is a good sampler of the subjects and writing style of Joyce. One might use it to decide if they are up to continuing along the path. "

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