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Dubliners By James Joyce
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Each of the beautifully written short stories in this collection precisely details a brief scene in the life of a resident of Dublin at the turn of the 20th century. Although the characters do not... More > know each other, their experiences unfold along the same streets and often overlap thematically. Their tragedies mirror that of Ireland, a country struggling for political identity and held back, in Joyce's view, by rigid religious ideas and adherence to tradition. Joyce's great skill at dialect offers a sense of the city's complex social structure, while themes of isolation, emotional paralysis, violence, regret, and death run throughout the collection and link all of the stories. This edition contains extensive overviews of both the author and the collection of short stories.< Less
The Rebellion in Dublin, 1916 By Joseph Brady
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The Easter Rising (or Dublin Rebellion) of 1916 set in train the sequence of events that led to the emergence of the modern Irish State. Significant damage was caused to the area around Sackville... More > Street with much of Lower Sackville Street and environs completely destroyed. Within months a number of publishers had produced accounts of the destruction. This is one such: A photographic guide to the aftermath of the Rising, published by Easons. This is now very rare and this edition makes it generally available once more< Less
The Rebellion in Dublin, 1916 By Joseph Brady
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The Easter Rising (or Dublin Rebellion) of 1916 set in train the sequence of events that led to the emergence of the modern Irish State. Significant damage was caused to the area around Sackville... More > Street with much of Lower Sackville Street and environs completely destroyed. Within months a number of publishers had produced accounts of the destruction. This is one such: A photographic guide to the aftermath of the Rising, published by Easons. This is now very rare and this edition makes it generally available once more< Less
This is Me By Noel Galvin
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A real life experience tracing the history of living and growing up in 1950's Dublin.
This is Me By Noel Galvin
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historical record of the life and times in James’ Street, Mount Brown, Dublin, during the 1950’s.
Into The Blast By Jimmy Boland
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Into The Blast tells the true life story of what happened to Bridget Fitzpatrick and her two sons, Tommy and Derek. Out for a days shopping in Dublin, May 17th 1974, they walked into a car bomb on... More > Parnell Street, Dublin. This is their horrific life changing story of what happened to them prior, during and after, their journey Into The Blast.< Less
Cloud Hunter By Paddy O' Toohey
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Set against the backdrop of decadence and corruption that came to symbolise the excesses of the Celtic Tiger boom years, the story follows one loner’s journey as he tries to claw his way out of... More > the gutter. Alone, broke, a jobless dreamer, he roams the streets of Dublin in search of work, love and a way out of his own personal misery. A twisted love story of longing, love and loss, full of black humour, dry wit and biting social commentary, this honest and gritty novel brings the streets of Dublin to life and offers a fascinating insight into what it was like to live in Ireland during that insane era which preceded the collapse of the Irish economy.< Less
Welcome to Tranquillity By David Kavanagh
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A childhood game ends in tragedy. Social unrest explodes on the streets of Dublin. An undercover cop is forced to leave his safe haven and confront the ghosts from his past. And in the bowels of the... More > nations highest security prison, the institutions most infamous resident stirs in his cell. His rage builds as he dissects the circumstances of his incarceration. The thought of revenge consumes him, of death to the one who betrayed him. Little does he know that events in Tranquillity will soon give him the opportunity he craves.< Less
Allegiance By Heather Domin
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Dublin, 1922. William Young is an informant for the MI5, using his working-class background to gain the trust of those deemed a threat to the British Crown. Tiring of his double life, William travels... More > to Dublin for one last assignment: infiltrating a circle of IRA supporters. But these "rebels" are not what he expected — and one of them, a firebrand named Adam with a past as painful as his own, shakes William's uncertain footing to its foundation. As the crisis in Dublin escalates, William treads a dangerous path between the violence in the streets, the vengeance of the Crown, and the costliest risk of all — falling in love with the man he was sent to betray.< Less
Ulysses By James Joyce
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Joyce was born into a middle class family in Dublin, where he excelled as a student at Jesuit schools Clongowes and Belvedere, then at University College Dublin. In early twenties he emigrated... More > permanently to continental Europe, living in Trieste, Paris and Zurich. Though most of his adult life was spent abroad, Joyce's fictional universe does not extend far beyond Dublin, and is populated largely by characters who closely resemble family members, enemies and friends from his time there; Ulysses in particular is set with precision in the streets and alleyways of the city. Shortly after the publication of Ulysses he elucidated this preoccupation somewhat, saying; "For myself, I always write about Dublin, because if I can get to the heart of Dublin I can get to heart of all the cities of the world. In the particular is contained the universal." Nevertheless, Joyce complained that, "I may have oversystematised Ulysses," and played down the mythic correspondences by eliminating the had been taken from Homer.< Less