Mini Modern Classics Two Gallants

Mass Market Paperback | March 29, 2011

byJames Joyce

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'Little jets of wheezing laughter followed one another out of his convulsed body. His eyes, twinkling with cunning enjoyment, glanced at every moment towards his companion's face.' 'When he was quite sure that the narrative had ended he laughed noiselessly for fully half a minute. Then he said: - Well...! That takes the biscuit!' James Joyce's naturalistic, unflinching portrayal of ordinary working people in his Dubliners stories was a literary landmark. These four stories from that collection offer glimpses of defeated lives - an unremarkable death, a theft, a desperate plan, a failed writer's dream - yet each creates a compelling and ultimately redemptive vision of a city and of human experience. This book includes Two Gallants, The Sisters, The Boarding House and A Little Cloud.

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'Little jets of wheezing laughter followed one another out of his convulsed body. His eyes, twinkling with cunning enjoyment, glanced at every moment towards his companion's face.' 'When he was quite sure that the narrative had ended he laughed noiselessly for fully half a minute. Then he said: - Well...! That takes the biscuit!' Ja...

For many critics, James Joyce is the most important novelist of the twentieth century. He perfected the stream-of-consciousness monologue; emerged as the most inventive of the experimental novelists; was a polyglot who could pun in a dozen languages; and antagonized his friends because of his egoism, yet could write about characters un...

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Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 6.5 × 4.5 × 0.25 inPublished:March 29, 2011Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0141196025

ISBN - 13:9780141196022

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