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Voyage in the Dark
  • ISBN: 9780141183954
  • Pages: 176
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Binding: Paperback

Voyage in the Dark

Jean Rhys
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‘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.

Voyage in the Dark by Jean Rhys 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.

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 Her childish dreams have been replaced by harsh reality.

‘A wonderful bitter-sweet book, written with disarming simplicity’ Esther Freud



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