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"--Dust jacket flap
Cataloging source
PUL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Phillips, Caryl
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9275.S263
LC item number
V54 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rhys, Jean
  • Rhys, Jean
  • Women novelists
  • Paris (France)
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Biographical
  • FICTION / Historical / General
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Biographical
  • FICTION / Historical / General
  • British colonies
  • Women novelists
  • France
  • Great Britain
Label
A view of the empire at sunset, Caryl Phillips
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9780374283612
Lccn
2017047959
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Other control number
40028233117
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1004935236
  • (OCoLC)on1004935236
Label
A view of the empire at sunset, Caryl Phillips
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9780374283612
Lccn
2017047959
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Other control number
40028233117
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1004935236
  • (OCoLC)on1004935236

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