During the Irish Revival Mrs. Kearney decides to earn her family a higher social position by means of her daughter and obtains for her a contract to play a series of piano concerts. When the concerts are not as successful as Mrs. Kearney expected, she suddenly becomes concerned with the money owed to her for her daughter’s work.
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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