After Leaving Mr Mackenzie is a brilliant, yet brutal, portrait of a woman struggling to retrieve both life and love. For six months, Julia has lived alone in a drab Parisian hotel on an allowance from her ex-lover, Mr. Mackenzie. When his cheques stop, Julia decides to leave France and return to London. The tale of her ten day visit contains some of Jean Rhys's most sensitive, poignant writing. Past her prime, exhausted by broken love affairs and addled by drink, Julia is tragically unable to find what she really wants - love.
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Jean Rhys was born in Dominica in 1894. After arriving in England aged sixteen, she became a chorus girl and drifted between different jobs before moving to Paris, where she started to write in the late 1920s. She published a story collection and four novels, after which she disappeared from view and lived reclusively for many years. In 1966 she made a sensational comeback with her masterpiece, Wide Sargasso Sea, written in difficult circumstances over a long period. Rhys died in 1979.Review:
An artistic success.
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Descrizione libro Hardback. Condizione libro: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Codice libro della libreria GOR002347766
Descrizione libro HarperCollins Distribution Services 1969-05, 1969. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Minor shelf wear otherwise fine. Book. Codice libro della libreria 084298-10
Descrizione libro HarperCollins Distribution Services, 1969. Condizione libro: Very Good. Light wear to boards. Content is clean and bright aside from spotting to fore pages and page ends and ffep missing. Good DJ with minor edge wear in protective laminate. Ex-library with all the usual stamps etc. Codice libro della libreria 9999-9990611554
Descrizione libro Andre Deutsch Ltd, London, 1969. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Jacket by Barbara Brown (illustratore). Reprint. First published in 1930 by Jonathan Cape, this is a first edition, first impression of the reprint edition of 1969. Some slight edge wear to top and bottom of jacket and spine, corners very slightly rubbed, pp 185-189 creased and torn, some yellowing to back jacket. Price clipped, no inscriptions, internally clean tight and square, overall a vg+ copy. 191pp. Julia Martin is at the end of her rope in Paris. Once beautiful, she was taken care of by men. Now after leaving her last lover, she is running out of luck and chances. A visit to London to see her ailing mother and distrustful sister bring her stark life into full focus. A masterful and terrifying tale. After three failed marriages, many affairs and a history of alcoholism the novelist Jean Rhys (1890-1979), who was brought up in Dominica, published, with the help of Diana Athill of Andre Deutsch, the novel for which she is chiefly remembered 'Wide Sargasso Sea' in 1966. 'After Leaving Mr Mackenzie', a powerful early novel, with its themes of dominance and dependence first published in 1930, was revived after Jean Rhys again became famous. Codice libro della libreria 005865
Descrizione libro Andre Deutsch, London, 1969. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Reprint. Bound in clean red cloth with bright, gilt titles to spine, this 1969 hardcover Reprint is VG in VG dustjacket (unclipped). 191pp with 14 Chapters. Name of former owner on FFEP. Several foxing spots to fore-edge, sound/tight binding and all VG Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Codice libro della libreria 0016364
Descrizione libro Andre Deutsch, 1969. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. Original red boards. First published in 1930. The pages have just slightly tanned but good quality paper. Two tiny marks on the rear endpaper. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Binding firm. The dust jacket has unfortunately been covered by a previous owner in a NON-REMOVABLE clear sticky back plastic cover. The plastic has a matt finish and most of it has been neatly applied but there are bubbles around the base of the spine and a slightly curled bottom edge of the front cover. Jacket design by Barbara Brown. Front flap not price clipped. 191pp. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our N. Oxfordshire shop premises if you would like to call in. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Book. Codice libro della libreria 105159
Descrizione libro Andre Deutsch, 1969. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 2nd Edition........ UK hardback reissue from 1969. Very scarce SIGNED copy, inscribed at ffep to British writer and Director Patrick Garland. The book is VG-overall with a slight lean and some dustiness and spotting to page edges. The jacket is unclipped and Near Fine overall. Andre Deutsch 1969. " ". Signed by Author(s). Book. Codice libro della libreria 10502560481