Modern Classics After Leaving Mr Mackenzie by Jean RhysModern Classics After Leaving Mr Mackenzie by Jean Rhys

Modern Classics After Leaving Mr Mackenzie

byJean RhysForeword byLorna Sage

Paperback | August 29, 2000

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After Leaving Mr Mackenzie is a brilliant, yet brutal, portrait of a woman struggling to retrieve both life and love. For six months, Julia has lived alone in a drab Parisian hotel on an allowance from her ex-lover, Mr. Mackenzie. When his cheques stop, Julia decides to leave France and return to London. The tale of her ten day visit contains some of Jean Rhys's most sensitive, poignant writing. Past her prime, exhausted by broken love affairs and addled by drink, Julia is tragically unable to find what she really wants - love.
Jean Rhys was born in Dominica in 1894. After arriving in England aged sixteen, she became a chorus girl and drifted between different jobs before moving to Paris, where she started to write in the late 1920s. She published a story collection and four novels, after which she disappeared from view and lived reclusively for many years. I...
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Title:Modern Classics After Leaving Mr MackenzieFormat:PaperbackPublished:August 29, 2000Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0141183942

ISBN - 13:9780141183947

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from After Leaving Mr. Mackenzie by Jean Rhys Having read this novel in one day, I had to say that it was actually quite good. I gained a deeper appreciation for it during the class I was taking, but of all the modernist expatriate women fiction we had to read, I really enjoyed this best. The novel uses dark language and really describes the relationships that Julia has in a very emotionally negative way. Rhys does an amazing job at creating a terrible world of Europe. It's not too long and it's a read that makes you feel uneasy inside.
Date published: 2017-09-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from After Leaving Mr. Mackenzie by Jean Rhys Having read this novel in one day, I had to say that it was actually quite good. I gained a deeper appreciation for it during the class I was taking, but of all the modernist expatriate women fiction we had to read, I really enjoyed this best. The novel uses dark language and really describes the relationships that Julia has in a very emotionally negative way. Rhys does an amazing job at creating a terrible world of Europe. It's not too long and it's a read that makes you feel uneasy inside.
Date published: 2017-09-23