Dubliners by James Joyce audiobook

Dubliners

By James Joyce
Read by Gerard Doyle

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200105526

  • ISBN: 9798200105519

  • ISBN: 9798200105533

Runtime: 7.24 Hours
Category: Fiction/Classics
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

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."

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

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
“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

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Author Bio: James Joyce

Author Bio: James Joyce

James Joyce (1882–1941) was an Irish expatriate writer, widely considered to be one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century. He is best known for his landmark novel Ulysses and its highly controversial successor Finnegans Wake, as well as the short-story collection Dubliners and the semi-autobiographical novel A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 7.24
Audience: Adult
Language: English