After Leaving Mr. Mackenzie

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1997 - Fiction - 191 pages
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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 from one of the truest voices in twentieth-century fiction.
 

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This is what feminism has been for. To feel frustrated about the leading character's dependence on men is missing the point a bit. Jobs were few and far between for women during this period in history and even the meanest I.e servitude required character references. if you slipped through the cracks there was little hope of regaining any social acceptance. Rhys should be read by all who want to see the dark flip side of life in the twenties and thirties and to explore the life of the outsider 'other' in British society. 

Contents

THE HOTEL ON THE QUAY
9
MR MACKENZIE
17
MR HORSFIELD
36
THE FIRST UNKNOWN
57
Part II
63
RETURN TO LONDON
65
NORAH
71
UNCLE GRIFFITHS
79
CHANGE OF ADDRESS
117
DEATH
121
GOLDERS GREEN
127
NOTTING HILL
140
IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN ANYWHERE I JO 12 CHILDHOOD
157
THE STAIRCASE
163
iLE DE LA CITE
179
THE SECOND UNKNOWN
186

CAFE MONICO
87
S ACTON
109

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Jean Rhys (1890–1979) is the author of Good Morning, Midnight; Voyage in the Dark; After Leaving Mr. Mackenzie; Quartet; and The Collected Short Stories.

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