James Augustine Joyce was an Irish novelist and poet, considered to be one of the most influential writers in the modernist avant-garde of the early 20th century. As with many other Joyce stories and other stories by modernist writers, 'Araby' employs a close first-person narrator, describing the world as it appeals to his senses, and leaving the reader with only a suggested, rather than outright, moral resolution. A young boy develops a crush on Mangan's sister, the girl who lives across the street. One evening she asks him if he plans to go to the bazaar called Araby. The girl won't be able to come. The boy promises: as soon he goes, he brings her something from Araby... But will he keep his promise? Read the book to find out!