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A View of the Empire at Sunset

A Novel

A View of the Empire at Sunset( )
Author: Phillips, Caryl
ISBN:978-0-374-53838-5
Publication Date:May 2019
Publisher:Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $18.00
Book Description:

Award-winning author Caryl Phillips presents a biographical novel of the life of Jean Rhys, the author of Wide Sargasso Sea, which she wrote as a prequel to Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre. Caryl Phillips's A View of the Empire at Sunset is the sweeping story of the life of the woman who became known to the world as Jean Rhys. Born Ella Gwendolyn Rees Williams in Dominica at the height of the British Empire, Rhys lived in the Caribbean for only...
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Book Details
Pages:336
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Biographical
Fiction / City Life
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.64 x 8.33 x 0.84 Inches
Book Weight:0.858 Pounds
Author Biography
Phillips, Caryl (Author)
Caryl Phillips, 1958 - Author Caryl Phillips was born in St. Kitts on March 13, 1958. He received a B.A. with honors from Oxford University and soon after began his writing career. He is now professor at Yale University and a visiting professor at Barnard College of Columbia University. Phillips has received many awards and fellowships and was appointed to the post of chief editor of the Faber and Faber Caribbean writers' series.

Phillips' writing explores the challenges of dealing with such divisions as race and heritage, and investigates how they were created in the first place. In "Cambridge," he presents his characters confused identities and frequently compares their personal histories and questions the process of how stories become known as history. He draws links between groups, like the Jews during the Holocaust or Victorian women, to make analogies for the West Indian situation.

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