Summary

This Vintage Classics edition of James Joyce's groundbreaking story collection has been authoritatively edited by scholars Hans Walter Gabler and Walter Hettche and includes a chronology, bibliography, and afterword by John S. Kelly. Also included in a special appendix are the original versions of three of the stories as well as Joyce's long-suppressed preface to Dubliners.
With the fifteen stories in Dubliners Joyce reinvented the art of fiction, using a scrupulous, deadpan realism to convey truths that were at once blasphemous and sacramental. Whether writing about the death of a fallen priest (-The Sisters-), the petty sexual and fiscal machinations of -Two Gallants, - or of the Christmas party at which an uprooted intellectual discovers just how little he really knows about his wife (-The Dead-), Joyce takes narrative art to places it had never been before.