Dubliners is a collection of fifteen short stories by James Joyce, first published in 1914. The stories comprise a naturalistic depiction of Irish middle class life in and around Dublin in the early years of the 20th century.
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BRIDGE OF CLAY IS ABOUT A BOY CAUGHT IN A CURRENT, A BOY INTENT ON DESTROYING EVERYTHING HE HAS IN ORDER TO BECOME EVERYTHING HE NEEDS TO BE. AHEAD OF HIM LIES THE BRIDGE, THE VISION THAT WILL SAVE BOTH HIS FAMILY AND HIMSELF.
Sons and Lovers is a highly autobiographical and compelling portrayal of childhood, adolescence, and the price of family bonds. Repelled by her uneducated and sometimes violent husband, delicate Gertrude Morel devotes her life to her sons. But conflict is inevitable when Paul seeks relationships with women to escape the suffocating grasp of his mother. As profoundly affecting today as it was nearly a century ago, this is the peerless Lawrence at his most personal.
THE OLD WOOD-CARVER GEPPETTO DECIDES TO MAKE A WONDERFUL PUPPET WHICH CAN DANCE AND TURN SOMERSAULTS, BUT BY CHANCE HE CHOOSES AN UNUSUAL PIECE OF WOOD – AND THE FINISHED PUPPET CAN TALK AND MISBEHAVE LIKE THE LIVELIEST CHILD. BUT PINOCCHIO IS BRAVE AND INQUISITIVE AS WELL AS NAUGHTY, AND AFTER SOME HAIR-RAISING ADVENTURES, HE EARNS HIS HEART’S DESIRE.