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The Resource A view of the empire at sunset, Caryl Phillips

A view of the empire at sunset, Caryl Phillips

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A view of the empire at sunset
Title
A view of the empire at sunset
Statement of responsibility
Caryl Phillips
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Award-winning author Caryl Phillips presents a biographical novel of the life of Jean Rhys, the author of Wide Sargasso Sea, which was written as a prequel to Jane Eyre.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
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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Phillips, Caryl
Dewey number
823/.914
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not applicable
Format of music
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LC call number
PR9275.S263
LC item number
V54 2018ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
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PerformerNote
Read by Justine Eyre
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Eyre, Justine
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  • Rhys, Jean
  • Rhys, Jean
  • Women novelists
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Biographical
  • FICTION / Historical
  • Women novelists
Target audience
adult
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Label
A view of the empire at sunset, Caryl Phillips
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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  • not applicable
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (7 hr., 37 min., 56 sec.))
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unknown
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online
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Isbn
9781538554463
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Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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digital.
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unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
Stock number
B4AD69BB-1487-4234-B437-63C615BACC70
System control number
  • on1037273612
  • (OCoLC)1037273612
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Label
A view of the empire at sunset, Caryl Phillips
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (7 hr., 37 min., 56 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781538554463
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
B4AD69BB-1487-4234-B437-63C615BACC70
System control number
  • on1037273612
  • (OCoLC)1037273612
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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