Wide Sargasso Sea

Wide Sargasso Sea

Book - 2016 | A fiftieth anniversary edition
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Jean Rhys's late masterpiece Wide Sargasso Sea was inspired by Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre , and is set in the lush, beguiling landscape of Jamaica in the 1830s.

A gorgeous clothbound edition of Jean Rhys's great masterpiece of desire and madness in the Caribbean, published for the novel's fiftieth anniversary.
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.
'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
Publisher: London : Penguin Classics, [2016], c2000
Edition: A fiftieth anniversary edition
ISBN: 9780241281901
Branch Call Number: F RHY 2016 NVD
Characteristics: 151 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Smith, Angela

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