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Modern Classics Wide Sargasso Sea (Penguin Modern Classics) download ebook
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0141185422
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978-0141185422
Author:
Andrea Ashworth,Jean Rhys
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Penguin Classic; 1st THUS edition (August 29, 2000)
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Wide Sargasso Sea is a 1966 novel by Dominica-born British author Jean Rhys.

Wide Sargasso Sea is a 1966 novel by Dominica-born British author Jean Rhys. It is a feminist and anti-colonial response to Charlotte Brontë's novel Jane Eyre (1847), describing the background to Mr Rochester's marriage from the point-of-view of his mad wife Antoinette Cosway, a Creole heiress. Antoinette Cosway is Rhys' version of Brontë's devilish "madwoman in the attic".

Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late May while on vacation in Telluride, Colorado

Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late May while on vacation in Telluride, Colorado. This book was recommended to me as a "classic, must read". At first I resisted as I did not want to change my understanding of "Jane Eyre". but now I am pleased that I did read it. Actually, it enhances my understanding of Jane and Mr. Rochester.

Wide Sargasso Sea. Series: Penguin Clothbound Classics. Jean Rhys Recommendations. 100 must-read classic books, as chosen by our readers. Andrea Ashworth (Introducer). This classic study of betrayal, a seminal work of postcolonial literature, is Jean Rhys's brief, beautiful masterpiece. She took one of the works of genius of the nineteenth century and turned it inside-out to create one of the works of genius of the twentieth century' Michele Roberts, The Times. Imprint: Penguin Classics. Published: 06/10/2016.

Wide Sargasso Sea - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback). She took one of the works of genius of the nineteenth century and turned it inside-out to create one of the works of genius of the twentieth century' - Michele Roberts, The Times.

Jean Rhys, Andrea Ashworth. Inspired by Charlotte Bronte's "Jane Eyre", "Wide Sargasso Sea" is set in 1830's Jamaica. Born into an oppressive, colonialist society, white Creole heiress Antoinette Cosway meets a young Englishman who is drawn to her innocent beauty and sensuality. After their marriage, however, disturbing rumours begin to circulate which poison her husband against her. Caught between his demands and her own precarious sense of belonging, Antoinette is inexorably driven towards madness.

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Penguin Modern Classics. Jean Rhys (1894-1979) was born in Dominica. Coming to England aged 16, she drifted into various jobs before moving to Paris, where she began writing and was 'discovered' by Ford Madox Ford. Her novels, often portraying women as underdogs out to exploit their sexualities, were ahead of their time and only modestly successful.

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Introduction by. Andrea Ashworth. Jean Rhys was born in Dominica in 1894. Wide Sargasso Sea (Penguin Modern Classics) by Jean Rhys. Place of Publication. After arriving in England aged sixteen, she became a chorus girl and drifted between different jobs before moving to Paris, where she started to write in the late 1920s. She published a story collection and four novels, after which she disappeared from view and lived reclusively for many years. In 1966 she made a sensational comeback with her masterpiece, Wide Sargasso Sea, written in difficult circumstances over a long period.

Her grand attempt to tell what she felt was the story of Jane Eyre's 'madwoman in the attic', Bertha Rochester, Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea is edited with an introduction and notes by Angela Smith in Penguin Classics. Born into the oppressive, colonialist society of 1930s Jamaica, white Creole heiress Antoinette Cosway meets a young Englishman who is drawn to her innocent beauty and sensuality. After their marriage, however, disturbing rumours begin to circulate which poison her husband against her. Caught between his demands and her own precarious sense of belonging, Antoinette is inexorably driven towards madness, and her husband into the arms of another novel's heroine. This classic study of betrayal, a seminal work of postcolonial literature, is Jean Rhys's brief, beautiful masterpiece. Jean Rhys (1894-1979) was born in Dominica. Coming to England aged 16, she drifted into various jobs before moving to Paris, where she began writing and was 'discovered' by Ford Madox Ford. Her novels, often portraying women as underdogs out to exploit their sexualities, were ahead of their time and only modestly successful. From 1939 (when Good Morning, Midnight was written) onwards she lived reclusively, and was largely forgotten when she made a sensational comeback with her account of Jane Eyre's Bertha Rochester, Wide Sargasso Sea, in 1966. If you enjoyed Wide Sargasso Sea, you might like Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, also available in Penguin Classics. 'She took one of the works of genius of the nineteenth century and turned it inside-out to create one of the works of genius of the twentieth century' Michele Roberts, The Times
Reviews:
  • Chankane
Incredible. I first read Good Morning Midnight after hearing how Rhys could write her way into the reader and lodge there like a ghost, but that book left me disappointed.

I've read Jane Eyre (not required reading for Wide Sargasso Sea) and liked it, so decided to try Rhys again and was bowled over by this book!

If you want to be haunted by what you read to the point where the characters, imagery and overall feeling of the work follow you around for days afterward, Wide Sargasso Sea is the book for you. This is the Jean Rhys I was looking for. Hats off to her. Short, but tremendous.
  • Fesho
Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea is a beautiful postcolonial response to Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre. It's complex because in only 100 pages it touches upon multiple issues: race, feminism, and class. It also offers multiple points of view and addresses stains in human history that are ignored by Jane Eyre. That is, Wide Sargasso Sea reminds the reader that most of the white characters throughout these stories, with the exception of the British servants, made their fortune through trading men, women, and children.
Unlike, Jane Eyre, Wide Sargasso Sea is hardly a romance. In many ways, it is in fact, a chilling horror story that exposes the harsh realities of the world.
While Antoinette Cosway lacks Jane Eyre's strength and inner dialogue that has captivated readers for centuries, she manages to leave the reader haunted.
Ultimately, Jane succeeds where Anne fails because she makes the best of the unfair hand that she was dealt and overcomes adversity. Anne never seems to try very hard, leaving one to presume that she suffered from the same genetic defect that plagued her mother.
The strongest woman in Wide Sargasso Sea is Christophine, a former slave who completely understands human nature.
  • Karg
This is one of my all-time favorite novellas. It feels like a book ahead of its time, considering how it challenges paternalistic structures and shifts modern perspectives on a classic literary work. Bronte certainly pushed the envelope in Jane Eyre by creating a heroine who bucked traditional feminine ideals, but Rhys takes it one, large step further. Bertha is no longer the beastly villain. Rather, Rhys humanizes her and fleshes out her backstory, and we as readers come to appreciate the complex powers at play in Antoinette's life--colonialism, racism, sexism, spirituality, psychology... Antoinette defies categorization, and so she is stripped of her individuality, dehumanized, and reshaped into a more palatable (read: submissive) woman. This is an important book for women worldwide, and I share it with all my friends. Such an enduring masterpiece!
  • Porgisk
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late May while on vacation in Telluride, Colorado.

Once I was aware that this book was a prequel to Jane Eyre about the mad, passionate first wife of Mr Rochester, nothing would keep me from it - outside of a penny-priced copy of it being available on Amazon and it spending months & months stowed away in my bookshelf. So, after much ado, I dove in. It's a little disorienting to read between its dual narration and Antoinette's aggressive, spiteful prose, but it also reminds me of Alice Hoffman's A Marriage of Opposites headstrong heroine and her plight to know herself and who to trust in an almost anti-paradise.
  • Kikora
This book was recommended to me as a "classic, must read". At first I resisted as I did not want to change my understanding of "Jane Eyre". but now I am pleased that I did read it. Actually, it enhances my understanding of Jane and Mr. Rochester.
Am still firmly convinced that "Reader, I married him" is the best line in literature.
  • Djang
This novels got commentary on racial issues, cheating in relationships, power, and culture. Decent read, but some of the translated material is difficult to understand at times.
  • Asher
A dark read, where a tropical paradise takes a dive into becoming a humid prison of consumption, loss and isolation. The story of a young woman who grows into an arranged marriage while succumbing to patriarchal conventions that break her sanity, but not her will.
The copy of this book is beautiful and arrived very swiftly. I also liked how the book presented a side of the story that the text that its main character was based off- "Jane Eyre"- neglected to mention. I would recommend this text to anyone seeking more information on Bronte's Bertha Mason.