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Joyce's letter fetches Dollar 32,265

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London: You might have read his novels but did you know that James Joyce wrote a letter pleading his publisher to buy his first novel Dubliners? The letter, written nine years before the book was published, has been sold for 32,265 at Christie's in London. Joyce wrote the letter to Heinemann publishers in 1905 when he was 23 — but his work was turned down and he battled for a decade to have it published. It was eventually printed in 1914 but Joyce had left Ireland by then as a result of the numerous rejections. It says: ``The book is not a collection of tourist impressions''. Joyce said he wanted Dubliners to be a chapter of Ireland's moral history, including stories based on childhood, adolescence, maturity and public life.

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