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Autobiographically inspired, Rhys created stories of the slightly adrift every woman looking for an anchor in a cold, hostile landscape. Her heroine in Voyage in the Dark is Anna Morgan, a young woman in her late teens, relocated to England from her beloved home in the West Indies. She works as a chorus girl, traveling the country to dank boarding rooms and shabby theaters. Fortune seems to grab her one day in the shape of a wealthy, older man who sets her up in London, calling for her as his needs dictate. Anna falls in love with him, and allows herself to rely on him totally. When he grows tired of her, she begins a long spiraling decline. This is poignant, tense writing by the woman whom A. Alvarez called the best living English novelist.

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Anna, 18 and independent both by circumstance and by character, has exchanged the West Indian island of her childhood for the cold, grey island of England, with its narrow streets and narrow rules. She comes to understand a world where people offer you no help unless there's something they want.

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ISBN:
9780141183954
Author:
RHYS, JEAN
Publisher:
Penguin Books, Limited (UK)
Author:
Rhys, Jean
Location:
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Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
NEW ED
Series:
PENGUIN MODERN CLASSICS
Publication Date:
20000719
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
198 x 128 in.

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"Synopsis" by , Anna, 18 and independent both by circumstance and by character, has exchanged the West Indian island of her childhood for the cold, grey island of England, with its narrow streets and narrow rules. She comes to understand a world where people offer you no help unless there's something they want.
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