Authors: Joyce, James
Publisher: HarperPerennial Classics
Farrington is an alcoholic scrivener who has been scolded by his boss for not finishing a task on time. But instead of completing the task, Farrington goes out for a beer and receives yet another scolding from his boss. Farrington’s day continues to unravel when he is humiliated at a local pub, and arrives home to find his wife out at chapel and his dinner uncooked.
Critically acclaimed author James Joyce’s Dubliners is a collection of short stories depicting middle-class life in Dublin in the early twentieth century. First published in 1914, the stories draw on themes relevant to the time such as nationalism and Ireland’s national identity, and cement Joyce’s reputation for brutally honest and revealing depictions of everyday Irish life.
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