Dubliners is a wonderfully engaging and accessible collection of stories by James Joyce, an author famed for being difficult to read. This beautiful new edition has been chosen as the One Book, One City title for Dublin in 2012 and will be heavily promoted with events and advertising as well as in the press.
James Joyce (1882-1941) was born and educated in Dublin. His first collection of short stories was published in 1904 and was met with great praise in Ireland and abroad. Whilst living in Paris, he wrote Ulysses which quickly established Joyce as one of the most influential authors of the 20th century. Every year on 16 June, Joyceans across the globe celebrate Bloomsday, the day on which the action of Ulysses took place, proving Joyce's importance to literature. We are delighted to have a range of James Joyce books available from O'Brien Press *Dubliners: a beautiful, easy-to-read edition of this classic short story collection *Ulysses: widely regarded as Joyce's masterwork, and one of the leading novels ever in English, the Dublin Illustrated Edition faithfully reproduces the original 1922 text with specially-commissioned illlustrations of key locations in the book *James Joyce: Portrait of a Dubliner by Alfonso Zapico, a unique graphic novel biography of Joyce: by turns hilarious and sad, a fascinating view on a remarkable life
'recently reached the Irish bestseller lists, a feat it never achieved during his lifetime' -- Irish Daily Mail 'this is a book that will always be read ... a book about the beautiful thing that is language, the means by which we always come home' -- Irish Daily Mail 'a pleasant edition' -- Books Ireland 'James Joyce's most accessible book and perhaps his most unerringly beautiful one ... if you've never read it ... I envy you the magnificent pleasures lying in wait ... a most readable and beautiful collection' -- Irish Daily Mail 'if you have never actually read our most famous writer ... then the 15 stories in Dubliners are the perfect place to start ... if this is the only book you read this year' -- Evening Herald 'I had never read Dubliners, as I thought it would be far too 'serious' and 'challenging' but what I discovered was a fantastic read, full of humour, pain and loss - a must-read for those who love our fair city and those who want to try a bit of Joyce" -- dailyupdate.ie 'a handsome reissue' -- RTE Guide