This Top Five Classics illustrated edition of Dubliners by James Joyce includes:
James Joyce's first published book of fiction, Dubliners collects 15 stories about turn-of-the-century Dublin and her people, including the author's immortal "The Dead." Described by Joyce as chapters in the moral history of his hometown, the stories collected here form a progression from childhood to maturity, and from private to public spheres.
All of the stories are presented with period photographs of Dublin, including 13 by noted Irish photographer J.J. Clarke, whose portraits of 1900-era Dubliners would become famous for their immediacy and intimacy. A perfect introduction to James Joyce, this landmark work of modern literature remains both accessible and profound, a collection of luminous stories that can be reread again and again.