Dubliners - "After the Race" Summary & Analysis

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"After the Race" Summary

The story begins at an auto race where the French team has made a good showing. A group of four young men do a victory lap as they prepare to launch an automobile establishment in France. Two Frenchmen, Charles Seqouin and Andre Riviere, are the mechanical ones, with the knowledge and experience to establish the shop. Villanova, a poor Hungarian musician, and Jimmy Doyle, the son of a wealthy Irish merchant and an investor in the automobile shop, accompany them.

Although he has come from humble stock, Jimmy has been living a life of leisure on his father's money. Spending a semester at a time at various universities in Ireland and England, Jimmy has developed a taste for the life of the gentleman of leisure. Despite his lifestyle, Jimmy has been raised with a high respect for...

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