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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Manufacturer: Penguin Classics Release date: 3 August 2000 ISBN-10 : 0141185422 ISBN-13: 9780141185422. add. Separate tags with commas, spaces are allowed. Use tags to describe a product . for a movie Themes heist, drugs, kidnapping, coming of age Genre drama, parody, sci-fi, comedy Locations paris, submarine, new york. Please select Production or behind the scenes photos Concept artwork Cover CD/DVD/Media scans Screen capture/Screenshot.
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.