Voyage in the Dark
38%
off

Voyage in the Dark

3.8 (2,359 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days
When will my order arrive?

Description

Autobiographically inspired, Rhys created stories of the slightly adrift every woman looking for an anchor in a cold, hostile landscape. Her heroine in Voyage in the Dark is Anna Morgan, a young woman in her late teens, relocated to England from her beloved home in the West Indies. She works as a chorus girl, traveling the country to dank boarding rooms and shabby theaters. Fortune seems to grab her one day in the shape of a wealthy, older man who sets her up in London, calling for her as his needs dictate. Anna falls in love with him, and allows herself to rely on him totally. When he grows tired of her, she begins a long spiraling decline. This is poignant, tense writing by the woman whom A. Alvarez called "the best living English novelist."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 137.16 x 200.66 x 15.24mm | 45.36g
  • W. W. Norton & Company
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0393311465
  • 9780393311464
  • 201,045

Review quote

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.--Jonathan Rabanshow more

Back cover copy

Rhys's voice is starkly simple, yet sharp as nails. Autobiographically inspired, Rhys created stories of the slightly adrift everywoman looking for an anchor in a cold, hostile landscape.show more

Rating details

2,359 ratings
3.8 out of 5 stars
5 25% (588)
4 40% (954)
3 26% (621)
2 7% (162)
1 1% (34)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X