James Joyce was born in Dublin, Ireland, on February 2, 1882, the eldest of ten children. Educated at Clongowes Wood College and later at Belvedere College in Dublin, Joyce went on to study philosophy and languages at the Dublin College of the Royal University. Joyce left Ireland in 1902 and went to Paris, but learning that his mother was dying, he returned to Dublin in 1903. After his mother's death, Joyce taught school in Dublin and met Nora Barnacle, the woman who would be his lifelong companion. Joyce and Nora left Ireland in 1904 and traveled to Trieste, where Joyce taught languages at the Berlitz school. Apart from one trip back to Dublin in 1912, Joyce spent the rest of his life on the Continent. Wealthy patrons subsidized his writing, and Joyce became the most influential novelist of the twentieth century. His writings include Chamber Music (1907), Dubliners (1914), A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916), Exiles (1918), Ulysses (1922), Pomes Penyeach (1927), and Finnegans Wake (1939). James Joyce died in Zurich in 1941. Edna O'Brien is the author of The Love Object, A Scandalous Woman, A Rose in the Heart, A Fanatic Heart, The Country Girls Trilogy, The High Road, and Lantern Slides. Irish-born, she currently lives in London.Joyce, James is the author of 'Dubliners', published 1991 under ISBN 9780451525437 and ISBN 0451525434.