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The Resource A view of the empire at sunset, Caryl Phillips

A view of the empire at sunset, Caryl Phillips

Label
A view of the empire at sunset
Title
A view of the empire at sunset
Statement of responsibility
Caryl Phillips
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 sixteen years before going to England. A View of the Empire at Sunset is a look into her tempestuous and unsatisfactory life in Edwardian England, 1920s Paris, and then again in London. Her dream had always been to one day return home to Dominica. In 1936, a forty-five-year-old Rhys was finally able to make the journey back to the Caribbean. Six weeks later, she boarded a ship for England, filled with hostility for her home, never to return. Phillips's gripping new novel is equally a story about the beginning of the end of a system that had sustained Britain for two centuries but that wreaked havoc on the lives of all who lived in the shadow of the empire: both men and women, colonizer and colonized. A true literary feat, A View of the Empire at Sunset uncovers the mysteries of the past to illuminate the predicaments of the present, getting at the heart of alienation, exile, and family by offering a look into the life of one of the greatest storytellers of the twentieth century and retelling a profound story that is singularly its own
Summary
A suspenseful reimagining of the life of Jean Rhys, author of Wide Sargasso Sea, traces her tempestuous life in Edwardian England and 1920s Paris before a brief visit transforms her views about colonization in the Caribbean of her childhood
Storyline
Tone
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Character
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2018
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10657939
Cataloging source
DLC
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Phillips, Caryl
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Rhys, Jean
  • Rhys, Jean
  • Women novelists
  • Women novelists
Target audience
adult
Label
A view of the empire at sunset, Caryl Phillips
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1004935236
Dimensions
cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages
Isbn
9780374283612
Lccn
2017047959
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1004935236
Label
A view of the empire at sunset, Caryl Phillips
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1004935236
Dimensions
cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages
Isbn
9780374283612
Lccn
2017047959
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1004935236

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