Penguin Student Edition Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

Penguin Student Edition Wide Sargasso Sea

byJean Rhys

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Jean Rhys's late, literary masterpiece Wide Sargasso Sea was inspired by Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, and is set in the lush, beguiling landscape of Jamaica in the 1830s. Born into an oppressive, colonialist society, Creole heiress Antoinette Cosway meets a young Englishman who is drawn to her innocent sensuality and beauty. After their marriage the rumours begin, poisoning her husband against her. Caught between his demands and her own precarious sense of belonging, Antoinette is driven towards madness.

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Jean Rhys was born in Dominica in 1894. 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. I...
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Title:Penguin Student Edition Wide Sargasso SeaFormat:PaperbackPublished:May 1, 2001Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0140818030

ISBN - 13:9780140818031

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