Voyage in the Dark

Voyage in the Dark

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Author: Angier, Carole
ISBN: 9780141183954
Publisher: Penguin
Year First Published: 2000
Pages: 176
Dimensions: 198mm x 135mm x 10mm
Format: Paperback / softback

A tragic tale of a young woman's descent into isolation and despair, inspired by Jean Rhys's own experiences

First published in 1934, Voyage in the Dark is the story of an unhappy love affair, a portrait of a hypocritical society and an exploration of exile and breakdown; all written in Jean Rhys's hauntingly simple and beautiful style. Eighteen, on her own and independent as much through circumstance as character, Anna has exchanged the West Indies of her childhood for the cold greyness of England, with its narrow streets and narrower rules. As she drifts towards the demi-monde of 1914 London, she comes to realise that life will never be so free and easy again. Her childish dreams have been replaced by the harsher reality of living in a man's world, where all charity has its price.

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