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A view of the empire at sunset

Author: Caryl Phillips
Publisher: London : Vintage, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the heart of London's Bloomsbury, Gwendolen - not yet truly famous as the writer 'Jean Rhys' - is presented with the opportunity she has been waiting for. Her husband has received an unexpected inheritance; she can, at last, return to the island of her childhood. For Gwendolen, Dominica is a place of freedom and beauty, far away from the lonely nights and failed dreams of England. But this visit home compels her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographical fiction
Fiction
Historical fiction
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Named Person: Jean Rhys; Jean Rhys
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Caryl Phillips
ISBN: 1784709018 9781784709013
OCLC Number: 1026246595
Description: 324 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Caryl Phillips.

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In the heart of London's Bloomsbury, Gwendolen - not yet truly famous as the writer 'Jean Rhys' - is presented with the opportunity she has been waiting for. Her husband has received an unexpected inheritance; she can, at last, return to the island of her childhood. For Gwendolen, Dominica is a place of freedom and beauty, far away from the lonely nights and failed dreams of England. But this visit home compels her to reflect on the events of her past, and on what they may mean for her future.

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A View of the Empire at Sunset quietly but powerfully articulates the social and global forces that shaped such a woman -- Sophie Oliver * Times Literary Supplement * [Phillips is] a lyrical, Read more...

 
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