After Leaving Mr. MacKenzie

After Leaving Mr. MacKenzie

by Jean Rhys


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Now leaving her last lover, a once-beautiful woman is running out of luck and chances. A visit to London to see her ailing mother and distrustful sister brings her stark life into full focus. A masterful and terrifying tale from one of the truest voices in 20th-century fiction.

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ISBN-13: 9780060805791
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/28/1982
Pages: 192

About the Author

Jean Rhys was born in Dominica in 1894. Coming to England aged 16, she drifted into various jobs before starting to write in Paris in the late '20s. 'AFTER LEAVING MR. MACKENZIE' was written in 1930. Her early novels, often portraying women as underdogs out to exploit their sexualities, were ahead of their time and only modestly successful. From 1939 onwards she lived reclusively, and was largely forgotten when she made a sensational comeback with 'Wide Sargasso Sea' [1966]. She died in 1979.

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