Item #272711 Dubliners: Text, Criticism, and Notes (The Viking Critical Library) -- VCL-5. James Joyce, A. Walton Litz, Robert Scholes.

Dubliners: Text, Criticism, and Notes (The Viking Critical Library) -- VCL-5

Penguin Books, January 1969. Paper Back. Used - Acceptable. Item #272711
ISBN: 0670018058

Whether one is reading them for the first time or re-reading old favorites, the titles in this series seem like old friends. Mature readers can revisit timeless treasures; young, struggling, or reluctant readers are given a format that helps them connect to the great body of American and world literature.

This remarkable collection of stories was described by Joyce himself as a series of chapters in the moral history of his community. In fact, it is the scope of life that Joyce has limned in these stories -- from the opening tale, "The Sisters", in which a boy is confronted with death as he overhears the conversation of his elders; through "The Dead", wherein through the chance singing of a song, a husband learns of a long-ago romance in his wife's life. While the geographic boundary of the fifteen stories is middle-class Catholic Dublin, the artistic boundary is set only by Joyce's far-reaching genius.

{5' & 7 & 3/4'} Heavily edgeworn. Occaional pencil underlining and side notes. Previous owner's in inked inside on half title page. Cover torn and edgeworn. [504 pages]

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