Voyage in the Dark

Voyage in the Dark

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 03/08/2000
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Synopsis

'A wonderful bitter-sweet book, written with disarming simplicity' Esther Freud 'It was as if a curtain had fallen, hiding everything I had ever known,' says Anna Morgan, eighteen years old and catapulted to England from the West Indies after the death of her beloved father. Working as a chorus girl, Anna drifts into the demi-monde of Edwardian London. But there, dismayed by the unfamiliar cold and greyness, she is absolutely alone and unconsciously floating from innocence to harsh experience. Her childish dreams have been replaced by harsh reality. Voyage in the Dark was first published in 1934, but it could have been written today. It 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.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141183954
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Weight: 134g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 9 mm

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Voyage in the Dark
Voyage in the Dark
Gorgeous, spare, luminous prose. Very beautiful and very, very dark.
pamela mason
Voyage in the Dark
Early feminist novel
Jean Rhys is a gifted writer and in this novel she relates the adventures of a very young woman in the London of the 1930s. It is very much written from th... READ MORE
Edward