Voyage in the Dark by Jean Rhys

Voyage in the Dark

Jean Rhys

224 pages first pub 1934 (editions)

fiction classics literary dark emotional sad medium-paced

Description

Often considered Jean Rhys's most autobiographical novel, this masterful and moving work follows a chorus girl, Anna, who struggles to adjust to cold and inhospitable England after a childhood in the West Indies. When an affair that at first feels...

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Community Reviews Summary of 710 reviews

Moods

sad 73%
dark 70%
emotional 59%
reflective 56%
challenging 28%
tense 17%
mysterious 7%
adventurous 3%
funny 3%
relaxing 3%
informative 1%

Pace

medium 54%
slow 26%
fast 19%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 83% | A mix: 10% | Plot: 5%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 37% | No: 35% | Yes: 26%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 44% | No: 40% | Yes: 14%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 54% | It's complicated: 23% | Yes: 21%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 83% | It's complicated: 11% | No: 5%

Average rating

3.7

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