The Collected Short Stories

The Collected Short Stories

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 06/04/2017
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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).

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141984858
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Weight: 280g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 28 mm

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The Collected Short Stories
The hunt for clarity
I haven't read every single story in the chunky collection but it's safe to say that, of the ones I have read, I found most of Rhys's characters and narrat... READ MORE
Chris