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Josephine Hart

  • Original Title: SIN
  • Publication date: January 1992
  • Publisher: CHATTO & WINDUS
  • Country: GB
  • 173 print pages
  • Drama

Information

  • Epoch: Historical
  • Time Period: 20th century
  • Location setting: United Kingdom
  • Themes: FAMILY, Siblings, Dysfunctional family, Adultery, PEOPLE facing the extraordinary, Manipulation, Psychological dysfunction, Rivalry, LOVE / HATE, Jealousy, Destruction, Obsession, Hate

Pitch

A story of jealousy and betrayal between two sisters. Ruth, who has hated and envied her adopted sister Elizabeth since childhood, sets out to destroy her as they grow older.

Comments

Josephine Hart was a bestselling British writer. She published several poetry collections and novels, of which two (DAMAGE and THE RECONSTRUCTIONIST) were turned into films. DAMAGE was filmed by Louis Malle in 1992, and starred Jeremy Irons and Juliette Binoche. DAMAGE sold over 1 million copies worldwide.

Summary

A story of jealousy and betrayal between rival sisters. Ruth, bitterly envious of her adopted sister Elizabeth since childhood, feels she has always been in her shadow. As they grow older, Ruth decides to destroy her, first practising small thefts and misdeeds, and eventually seeking to steal her husband and send Elizabeth into collapse and ruin.

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  • Author’s biography

    Josephine Hart was the first woman Director of Haymarket Publisher and the founder of The Josephine Hart Poetry Hour. She published several poetry collections and novels, of which two (DAMAGE and THE RECONSTRUCTIONIST) were turned into films. DAMAGE was filmed by Louis Malle in 1992, and starred Jeremy Irons and Juliette Binoche. DAMAGE sold over 1 million copies worldwide.