Dubliners, Hardback Book
4.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


His stories are fillled with the rich detail of Dublin life, portraying ordinary, often defeated lives with unflinching realism.

He writes of social decline, sexual desire and exploitation, corruption and personal failure, yet creates a brilliantly compelling, unique vision of the world and of human experience.

The stories all centre around the city of Dublin and its inhabitants at the beginning of the twentieth century. They offer a moving portrait of an entire world and era long since disappeared.


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Though it sounds cliche to say it, The Dead is probably the best short story I've ever read. I've rated the whole of Dubliners at four and a half stars instead of five only because some of the earlier stories read like beginning efforts on the young Joyce's part - which, granted, they are.