Good Morning, Midnight - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)
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Good Morning, Midnight - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 176 Pages / Published: 03/08/2000
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Jean Rhys's Good Morning Midnight is an unforgettable portrait of a woman bravely confronting loneliness and despair in her quest for self-determination

In 1930s Paris, where one cheap hotel room is very like another, a young woman is teaching herself indifference. She has escaped personal tragedy and has come to France to find courage and seek independence. She tells herself to expect nothing, especially not kindness, least of all from men. Tomorrow, she resolves, she will dye her hair blonde. Jean Rhys was a talent before her time with an impressive ability to express the anguish of young women. In Good Morning, Midnight Rhys created the powerfully modern portrait of Sophia Jansen, whose emancipation is far more painful and complicated than she could expect, but whose confession is flecked with triumph and elation.

With an introduction by A.L. Kennedy

'Her eloquence in the language of human sexual transactions is chilling, cynical, and surprisingly moving'
A.L. Kennedy

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141183930
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 134 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 10 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Her eloquence in the language of human sexual transactions is chilling, cynical, and surprisingly moving -- A L Kennedy
No one who reads Good Morning, Midnight will ever forget it * The New York Times *

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“Haunting”

Following the central character of Sasha Jensen, Rhys portrays her struggle to relate to and find a secure position within the society around her. Sasha moves through the Paris of her past while trying to maintain the... More

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“Remarkable”

Jean Rhys captures an unforgettable experience of femininity and the search for individuality amongst a patriarchal society, challenging ideas about what it means to be a woman. Rhys is a modernist writer, moving... More

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