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Jean Rhys

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1. What was Jean Rhys’ real name? _________________________________________

To find this information, visit: http://www.qub.ac.uk/english/imperial/carib/rhysbio.htm

2. What was her birth-date? ______________________________________________

To find this information, visit http://www.qub.ac.uk/english/imperial/carib/rhysbio.htm

3. What were her father’s origins [Where was he from originally]? ________________________________________

To find this information, see: http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/rhys.htm

4. What were her mother’s origins? __________________________________________________

Visit: http://www.qub.ac.uk/english/imperial/carib/rhysbio.htm

5. Where did she attend school in Great Britain? __________________________________________________

Visit: http://www.qub.ac.uk/english/imperial/carib/rhysbio.htm

6. How old was she when she left Dominica to study in Great Britain? ____________________________________________

Visit: http://www.laweekly.com/ink/99/46/real-klein.shtml

7. When was the collection of short stories, Tigers are Better Looking, [from which our four short stories Again the Antilles , Tea With an Artist ,
The Day They Burned the Books & Let Them Call it Jazz are taken], published? See: http://www.answers.com/topic/tigers-are-better-looking


8. Why did Jean Rhys identify so much with the Negro community of her childhood? ________________________________________________

See: http://www.qub.ac.uk/english/imperial/carib/rhysbio.htm

9. Why did Jean Rhys say she wrote? _________________________________________________________

Visit: http://members.tripod.com/%7EAtkinsonB/index.html

10. How many times was she married, and to whom? _________________________________________________

Visit: http://www.qub.ac.uk/english/imperial/carib/rhysbio.htm

11. What were the TWO alternate titles given to Let Them Call It Jazz? ________________________________________

Visit: http://www.lib.utulsa.edu/Speccoll/rhysj0I.htm [you will need to search the page!]

12. When and where did she die? ________________________________________________________

Visit: http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/rhys.htm

When you have finished, click HERE for a page where you will be able to see a photograph of Jean Rhys!

Page created on 04.11.2001 - by Lilliam Hurst
Last edited on  22.10.2006 - Using Nvu and NoteTab Pro v 4.95

Teacher of EFL & English Literature at Collège Claparède, Geneva, Switzerland
CALL Facilitator at the CPTIC
(Centre Pédagogique des Technologies de l'Information et de la Communication)