These are 15 short stories about various Dublin residents. Joyce used the epiphany through out his work. He established various relationships between characters in the book. Family relationships and friends are very important.
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The review of this Book prepared by Dana
In _Dubliners_, young James Joyce presented a portrait of the Irish city and of all humanity in the form of a cycle of stories that allots three to childhood, three to (late) adolescence, three to married life, three to mature life, and three to public life. An additional, final masterpiece, "The Dead," brings together all five categories.) Rather like Chekhov's stories, nothing much seems to happen in these, which are downbeat -- decidedly depressing. Joyce fashions nearly all the tales around a flash of insight (his word was "epiphany") which is occasionally evident to the characters, but more often is available only to the reader while the story's figures remain in the dark.
The review of this Book prepared by David Loftus