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Quartet

By: Rhys, Jean

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Part of the Penguin Modern Classics series
0141183926 / 9780141183923
Paperback
813
03/08/2000
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England
Classics
20 cm xviii, 143p.
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Jean Rhys's first novel, a heartbreaking and disturbingly intimate portrayal of an isolated woman in ParisSet in a superficially romantic, between-wars Paris, Quartet is a poignant tale of a lonely woman.

Set against a background of winter-wet streets, Pernod in smoky cafes and cheap hotel rooms with mauve- flowered wallpaper, Marya tries to make something substantial of her life in order to withstand the unreality of her surroundings.

Alone, her Polish husband in prison, she is taken up by an English couple who slowly overwhelm her with their passions.

BIC:

FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), FC Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

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