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James Joyce

The Dead

Lily seldom made a mistake in the orders, so she got on well with her three mistresses. Gabriel stood on the mat while Lily led his wife to the foot, and then his aunts and wife kissed him...

79 min read · Rating: PG-13 · Read story

Grace

Two gentlemen tried to lift the man up, but a constable entered and took him by the other arm. The manager brought the constable to inspect the scene of the accident. Mr Kernan tasted tea and was...

39 min read · Rating: PG-13 · Read story

A Mother

Mrs Kearney bought some blush-pink charmeuse in Brown Thomas's to let into the front of Kathleen's dress, but when she arrived at the Antient Concert Rooms she saw at once that the house was filled...

23 min read · Rating: PG · Read story

Ivy Day In The Committee Room

Old Jack raked the cinders together and spread them judiciously over the whitening dome of coals. Mr Henchy snuffled and spat so copiously that he nearly put out the fire. A man resembling a poor...

27 min read · Rating: PG · Read story

A Painful Case

Mr James Duffy lived in Chapelizod because he wished to live as far away from the city of which he was a. He had an odd autobiographical habit and walked firmly, carrying a stout hazel. One...

18 min read · Rating: PG-13 · Read story

Clay

Maria looked forward to her evening out, but hoped that Joe wouldn't come in drunk. She talked a little through her nose, always soothingly, and took out her purse with the silver clasps. When the...

13 min read · Rating: G · Read story

Counterparts

Miss Parker returned to her machine and asked a man at a desk why he hadn't made a copy of the contract between Bodley and Kirwan. Mr Alleyne began to upset all the papers, searching for something,...

21 min read · Rating: R · Read story

A Little Cloud

Little Chandler walked swiftly down Henrietta Street, giving them no thought, and pursued his revery so ardently that he passed his street and had to turn back. Little Chandler shook his head at...

25 min read · Rating: PG · Read story

The Boarding House

Mr Mooney went to the devil after his father-in-law died and had to enlist as a sheriff's man to pay his debts. Mrs Mooney watched the servant remove the breakfast things as Sheridan played waltzes...

14 min read · Rating: PG · Read story

Two Gallants

Two young men came down the hill of Rutland Square, one of them was just bringing a long monologue to a close. He was a sporting vagrant armed with a vast stock of stories. Lenehan offered his...

20 min read · Rating: PG-13 · Read story

After The Race

A party of four young men arrived in Dublin in a trimly built car. Their spirits seemed to be above the level of successful Gallicism, and they set out to translate the lordly car into days'...

11 min read · Rating: PG · Read story

Eveline

She sat at the window watching the evening invade the avenue. The children of the avenue used to play together in a field, but Ernest never played because he was too grown up. Eveline looked round...

9 min read · Rating: PG-13 · Read story