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Jean Rhys

Jean RhysAKA Ella Gwendolen Rees Williams

Born: 24-Aug-1890
Birthplace: Roseau, Dominica, British West Indies
Died: 14-May-1979
Location of death: Exeter, Devon, England
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: Multiracial
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Novelist

Nationality: West Indies
Executive summary: Wide Sargasso Sea

Father: (physician, Welsh)
Mother: (Creole)
Husband: Jean Lenglet (journalist, m. 1919, one son, one daughter)
Son: (d. infancy)
Husband: Leslie Tilden Smith (m. 1934, d. 1945)
Husband: Max Hamer (m. 1947, d. 1966)

    High School: Perse School, Cambridge (1907-08)
    University: Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (1909)

    Commander of the British Empire 1978
    Risk Factors: Alcoholism

Author of books:
The Left Bank (1927, short stories)
Postures (1928, novel, aka Quartet)
After Leaving Mr. Mackenzie (1931, novel)
Voyage in the Dark (1934, novel)
Good Morning, Midnight (1939, novel)
Wide Sargasso Sea (1966, novel)
Tigers Are Better-Looking, with a Selection from the Left Bank (1968, short stories)
Sleep It Off Lady (1976, short stories)
Smile Please: An Unfinished Autobiography (1979, memoir, posthumous)
Jean Rhys Letters 1931-1966 (1984, letters, posthumous)



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