The Collected Short Stories by Jean RhysThe Collected Short Stories by Jean Rhys

The Collected Short Stories

byJean Rhys

Paperback | April 25, 2017

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New to Penguin Classics, the remarkable, devastating collected stories by the author of Wide Sargasso Sea. Some of Jean Rhys's most powerful writing is to be found in this rich, dark collection of her collected stories. Her fictional world is haunted by her own, painful memories: of cheap hotels and drab Parisian cafés; of devastating love affairs; of her childhood in Dominica; of drifting through European cities, always on the periphery and always perilously close to the abyss. Rendered in extraordinarily vivid, honest prose, these stories show Rhys at the height of her literary powers and offer a fascinating counterpoint to her most famous novel, Wide Sargasso Sea. This volume includes all the stories from her three collections,The Left Bank (1927), Tigers Are Better-Looking (1968) and Sleep It Off, Lady (1976).
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...
Title:The Collected Short StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 7.8 × 5.1 × 0.93 inPublished:April 25, 2017Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0141984856

ISBN - 13:9780141984858

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from THE COLLECTED SHORT STORIES 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.
Date published: 2017-09-23