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Sixteen terrifying, painful, and despairing stories set in the West Indies, London, Paris, and provincial England are drawn from the experience of the contemporary novelist's life.
Publication date: 01/10/1976
Publisher: HarperCollins:1st Edition
|Publication date:||1st October 1976|
Jean Rhys (1890-1979) is best known for her novel, Wide Sargasso Sea, which was published in 1966 when she was 76. Rhys's life was profoundly marked by a sense of exile, loss, and alienation-dominant themes in her novels and short stories. Despite critical acclaim at the end of her life, Rhys died in 1979 still doubting the merit of her work. Rhys was born Ella Gwendolen Rhys Williams on August 24, 1890 in Roseau, on the Caribbean island of Dominica. Her father, Rhys Williams, was a Welshman who had been trained in London as a doctor and emigrated to the colonies. Her mother, Minna Lockhart, ...More About Jean Rhys