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by Jean Rhys

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Author: Jean Rhys
ISBN: 0393315460
ISBN13: 978-0393315462
Language: English
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Reprint edition (March 17, 1997)
Pages: 192
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Only 10 left in stock (more on the way). I was duly impressed. Therefore, even though the ground has already been fairly well-plowed, that is, expatriates in Paris in the & I decided to try another of her works, also, supposedly, largely autobiographical.

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have the quality of the best books by seeming to have written themselves, and reading them one flinches at truth after truth. Howard Moss, The New Yorker

Only 8 left in stock (more on the way). have the quality of the best books by seeming to have written themselves, and reading them one flinches at truth after truth. Howard Moss, The New Yorker. Every so often someone comes along whose prose style is so alert and fresh, so remote from the mainstream idiom of English social fiction that is seems miraculous that they should be able to write like that and be British too. Jean Rhys is such a writer. Prescient and technically astonishing.

Jean Rhys, 1890 - 1979 Writer Jean Rhys was born in Roseau, Dominica, West Indies. Rhys worked as a chorus girl and ghostwrote a book on furniture. During World War I, she volunteered in a soldier canteen and, in 1918, worked in a pension office. Her father was a Welsh doctor and her mother was a Dominican Creole. Her heritage deeply influenced her life as well as her writing. At seventeen, her father sent her to England to attend the Perse School, Cambridge and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. In 1919, she went to Holland and married the French-Dutch journalist and songwriter Jean Langlet.

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ISBN 10: 0393315460 ISBN 13: 9780393315462. Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, 1997.

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Jean Rhys was a mid-20th-century novelist who was born and grew up in the Caribbean island of Dominica. Tells the stories of a chorus girl, an unhappy love affair, a prostitute, a woman no longer able to love, and an English-West Indian marriage. 22269/?tag prabook0b-20. "It is a book that does not invite comparisons.

Quartet (Norton Paperback Fiction). A woman, caught in the stranglehold between her lover and his wife, faces a further dilemma when her own husband is released from prison.

Quartet by Jean Rhys (Paperback, 1973). Place of Publication. General & Literary Fiction.

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Jean Rhys was one of the twentieth century's foremost writers, a literary artist who made exqusite use of the raw material of her own often turbulent life to create fiction of memorable resonance and poignancy. Here for the first time in one volume are her complete stories. ISBN13: 9780393306255. Release Date: June 1992. Publisher: Norton & Company, Incorporated, W. Length: 416 Pages.

The story of a woman on the edge caught in the stranglehold between her lover and his wife. When her husband is released from prison, the situation explodes.

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Ffan
The ex-pat community of 1920s Paris is known for being a home to many literary giants of the 20th century, but this book is a grim, realistic look at how the other half lived. The British Marya, a sometimes chorus girl, has been living in Paris with her con-man, Polish husband for a while. But when his racket is discovered, he is sentenced to jail leaving Mayra to basically fend for herself with scarcely a franc to her name.

Fortuitously, or not, she meets an English couple who invite her stay in a small room in their apartment. Her life consists of endless outings to cafes, seedy bars, restaurants, and great deal of drinking. More significantly, she is virtually forced to become entangled in their rather antagonistic psychological games. The wife encourages Marya to take up with her husband and then makes life uncomfortable when she does. Eventually her husband’s release from prison has to be filtered into this distressing situation.

The book is basically a brief and bleak look at the miserableness of dead-end lives and the vulnerability, especially of women, of those with no resources to get their heads above water. The end for such people usually is not good. The atmospherics of the book are unrelenting in capturing the entire situation.
Goltikree
Powerful but extremely slow story!!! It grew extremely boring at a certain point and only grew exciting toward the ending.
Still In Mind
I love all her novels despite their grimness. Most, not all, are set in Paris in another era, but the writing is so original and modern that the time could be today, the Paris I know is still recognizable.
Nidora
A charming, semi-sweet love story from the heart of a very young and gifted Jean Rhys. Bookend this with "Wide Sargasso Sea."
Weiehan
My first Jean Rhys' book was Wide Sargasso Sea (Norton Critical Editions), set in the Caribbean and ending in England. I was duly impressed. Therefore, even though the ground has already been fairly well-plowed, that is, expatriates in Paris in the `20's, I decided to try another of her works, also, supposedly, largely autobiographical.

Marya Zelli, a young Englishwoman, of a "chorus line" background is doing her own version of "down and out" in Paris when she decides that a marriage to a Polish émigré might be both prudent and useful, though passionless. He is a "wheeler-dealer" sort; she refuses to ask the relevant questions, which are answered for her when he is carted off to jail. Again, without resources, she is an easy "mark" for an established English couple, he of licentious inclinations (quelle surprise?), but what is a bit surprising is the facilitating attitude of his wife. And Marya finds herself a pawn in their game.

The novel is tightly written, fast-paced, with the twists and turns of a mystery novel. As an example of Rhys' prose, consider this description of a room in the Hotel du Bosphore which looked down on Montparnasse station: "An atmosphere of departed and ephemeral loves hung about the bedroom like stale scent, for the hotel was one of unlimited hospitality...the wallpaper was vaguely erotic-huge and fantastically shaped mauve, green and yellow flowers sprawling on a black ground...It was impossible, when one looked at that bed, not to think of the succession of petites femmes who had extended themselves upon it, clad in carefully thought out pink or mauve chemises, full of tact and savoir faire and savoir vivre and all the rest of it."

When Zelli's husband finishes his term in prison, and returns to his wife, the novel's pace quickens to its somewhat surprising climax. Sure, maybe it was just me, but the bleak lives of these dysfunctional people, without any redeeming graces, eventually grated enough that I was glad the short novel was finally over. Not for the fun-read, or inspirational crowd. 4-stars.
Windforge
This is the third book I have read by Jean Rhys (the other two being Wide Sargasso Sea and Good Morning, Midnight).
The protagonist of Quartet is a wounded, fragile character down on her luck. Her husband has been placed in prison and she is taken in by an older English couple. The people around her seem to recognise that this supposedly generous act by the old couple is not just one of charity but is part of an ongoing battle between the husband and wife in the couple. I sympathised with Marya (the main character) but I also wanted to give her a good shake and tell her to get a grip.
Jean Rhys is an amazing writer who is too under appreciated! Everybody should be reading every single word Jean Rhys has ever written because:
1. She has such beautiful, amazing descriptive prose
2. She writes of the vulnerabilities inherent in existence.

There! Now go and get yourself this story (or any story) by Jean Rhys and I guarantee you cannot be disappointed!
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