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Wide Sargasso Sea

Wide Sargasso Sea

2016 . Fiction, Classics, Historical . Jean Rhys

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Wide Sargasso Sea

About the book

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Wide Sargasso Sea, a masterpiece of modern fiction, was Jean Rhys's return to the literary center stage. She had a startling early career and was known for her extraordinary prose and haunting women characters. With Wide Sargasso Sea, her last and best-selling novel, she ingeniously brings into light one of fiction's most fascinating characters: the madwoman in the attic from Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre. This mesmerizing work introduces us to Antoinette Cosway, a sensual and protected young woman who is sold into marriage to the prideful Mr. Rochester. Rhys portrays Cosway amidst a society so driven by hatred, so skewed in its sexual relations, that it can literally drive a woman out of her mind. A new introduction by the award-winning Edwidge Danticat, author most recently of Claire of the Sea Light, expresses the enduring importance of this work. Drawing on her own Caribbean background, she illuminates the setting's impact on Rhys and her astonishing work.

Year:

2016

Language:

English

Publisher:

W. W. Norton

Pages:

171

ISBN:

0393352560 (ISBN13: 9780393352566)

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Luke Blake

5 months ago

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I recently read Jane Eyre so had to follow up and read this. I enjoyed this a bit more than Jane Eyre, purely because it was a bit faster in pace and I enjoyed having the narration being split between Antoinette and Rochester. The story was sad from the start though knowing the fate that befalls Antoinette in Jane Eyre. But I thought it gave good insight into the demise of white aristocracy within Jamaica after  the Emancipatuin act of 1833.  

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Gio W

7 months ago

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