Orchid House

Phyllis Shand Allfrey

Editorial: Papillote Press, 2016
ISBN 10: 0993108628 / ISBN 13: 9780993108624
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Sinopsis: Three white sisters return to their Caribbean island home to find their family living in poverty and mental anguish. Each sister responds to the family's plight in different ways - seeking change through romance or politics or money. Intenselyautobiographical, The Orchid House describes a colonial society in decay as seen through the (usually) loyal eyes of the sisters' childhood nurse, Lally: "Beauty and disease, beauty and sickness, beauty and horror: that was the island."First published in 1953, it was republished in 1982 as a Virago Modern Classic. It was later filmed by Channel 4 for a four-part series (1991) with Diana Quick, Frances Barber and Elizabeth Hurley (available as a DVD).This edition has a new and incisive introduction by the Dominican scholar Schuyler Esprit, which casts a fresh and contemporary eye on Allfrey's life and work.

From the Back Cover: First published in 1954, The Orchid House, Phyllis Shand Allfrey's only published novel, is a classic of Caribbean literature. In this markedly autobiographical story of the three daughters of a once-powerful but now impoverished white family, Allfrey interweaves her family's history with the history of her home island of Dominica in the twentieth century. The novel is written in a sensuous style and the story remarkably told through the eyes of Lally, the black nurse of the three sisters. Often praised for the clearsightedness of its analysis of the Dominican historical process, The Orchid House stands at a crucial intersection of West Indian politics. It was during this period that the colonized took over from the colonizer the direction of local governments. Allfrey, a Fabian socialist and founder of Dominica's first political party, articulates in this novel the central tenet of a political philosophy that guided a lifetime of grassroots activism: that profound changes had to take place in the power structures of Caribbean societies to bring social justice to its peoples, and that those who persevered in seeking to revive the past were doomed. This edition makes this classic novel available in paperback for the first time in years.

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Título: Orchid House
Editorial: Papillote Press
Año de publicación: 2016
Encuadernación: PAP
Condición del libro: New

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Descripción Papillote Press, United Kingdom, 2016. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 3rd New edition. Language: English . Brand New Book. Three white sisters return to their Caribbean island home to find their family living in poverty and mental anguish. Each sister responds to the family s plight in different ways - seeking change through romance or politics or money. Intenselyautobiographical, The Orchid House describes a colonial society in decay as seen through the (usually) loyal eyes of the sisters childhood nurse, Lally: Beauty and disease, beauty and sickness, beauty and horror: that was the island. First published in 1953, it was republished in 1982 as a Virago Modern Classic. It was later filmed by Channel 4 for a four-part series (1991) with Diana Quick, Frances Barber and Elizabeth Hurley (available as a DVD).This edition has a new and incisive introduction by the Dominican scholar Schuyler Esprit, which casts a fresh and contemporary eye on Allfrey s life and work. Nº de ref. de la librería AAR9780993108624

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Descripción Papillote Press, United Kingdom, 2016. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 3rd New edition. Language: English . Brand New Book. Three white sisters return to their Caribbean island home to find their family living in poverty and mental anguish. Each sister responds to the family s plight in different ways - seeking change through romance or politics or money. Intenselyautobiographical, The Orchid House describes a colonial society in decay as seen through the (usually) loyal eyes of the sisters childhood nurse, Lally: Beauty and disease, beauty and sickness, beauty and horror: that was the island. First published in 1953, it was republished in 1982 as a Virago Modern Classic. It was later filmed by Channel 4 for a four-part series (1991) with Diana Quick, Frances Barber and Elizabeth Hurley (available as a DVD).This edition has a new and incisive introduction by the Dominican scholar Schuyler Esprit, which casts a fresh and contemporary eye on Allfrey s life and work. Nº de ref. de la librería AAR9780993108624

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