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Collected Short Stories

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ISBN-10: 0393306259

ISBN-13: 9780393306255

Edition: N/A

Authors: Jean Rhys, Diana Athill

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List price: $24.95
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/17/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Jean Rhys, 1890 - 1979 Writer Jean Rhys was born in Roseau, Dominica, West Indies. 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. Unfortunately, she was forced to abandon her studies when her father died. 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. In 1919, she went to Holland and married the French-Dutch journalist and songwriter Jean Langlet. They had two…